Category: Blood Vessels & Heart Health

Four Ways Nuts Improve Heart Health

Nuts are loaded with a variety of nutrients that protect the heart and blood vessels: fiber, vegetable protein, vitamin E compounds, and anti-inflammatory agents. Nuts contain compounds that favorably influence glucose use in the body, weight control, and blood vessel health.

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Can Your Good Cholesterol Go Bad?

Nearly half of people who get heart attacks have healthy cholesterol levels. Up to 65% of cardiovascular death cannot be prevented by assumed or supposed LDL-C lowering agents. Multiple clinical studies have identified individuals with a significant coronary artery disease despite normal or elevated levels of HDL.

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Proven Strategies to Defeat Inflammation

Persistent inflammation fuels most chronic disease and is a major player in the complications of viral illness such as the coronavirus. If you have a chronic disease–arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, diabetes, obesity, or chronic major depression, these science-validated suggestions will help you defeat inflammation and improve!

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Is Sugar Consumption a Culprit for Heart Disease?

All plant-based and vegetarian diets are heart-friendly, right? Vegetarian diets combined with exercise and stress management help to reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. A higher intake of a more healthful plant-based diet — one rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, etc. – has been linked to a substantially lower risk of heart disease.

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Ten Natural Ways to Defeat Inflammation

If you have a chronic disease–arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, cancer, obesity–these science-validated suggestions will help you because inflammation fuels most chronic diseases. Here are ten natural ways to defeat it.

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The Anti-inflammatory Diet for a New You

Do you have it? You do if you have allergies, asthma, arthritis, gum disease, peptic ulcers, atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer, obesity, or an auto-immune condition. Have what? Inflammation. Inflammation initially starts as a protective mechanism that prevents the spread of disease. However, persistent inflammation fuels practically all chronic diseases and acute ones, too.

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Plant Foods Improve Your Heart’s Health

Higher consumption of fruit and vegetables was significantly associated with a lower risk of death from all causes, particularly from cardiovascular diseases. The average risk of death from all causes was reduced by 5% for each additional daily serving of fruit and vegetables. The risk of cardiovascular death was reduced by 4 percent for each additional daily serving of fruit and vegetables. Researchers in this particular study of more than 83,000 participants identified a threshold around five servings per day, after which the risk of death did not reduce(( BMJ-British Medical Journal.

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Berry Power for Cardiovascular Health

Consumption of berries provides several compounds that promote cardiovascular health. Berries, for example, contain anthocyanins which discourage the formation of undesirable clotting. Pterostilbene, an active compound in blueberries, improves the production of nitric oxide. In moderate amounts this marvelous molecule opens up the arteries, discourages platelet clumping, and protects from atherosclerosis.

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