More and more consumers realize that a proactive approach to their health will promote both longevity and quality of life. And natural products are becoming a significant part of the protocol. Additionally, these same consumers are beginning to understand that processed food products will have a negative impact on long-term health. As a result, manufacturers are shifting their focus to formulating functional food and dietary supplement products that contain natural ingredients.
According to June 2015 data from the US Census Bureau, the baby boomer generation is 75.4 million people strong. Many are now entering retirement. As the invincibility of youth gives way to the reality of aging, cardiovascular health remains a focus of many “boomers”. Everyone understands the importance of eating nutritious foods, with lots of fiber, fish, and “good fats.” A healthy diet impacts weight, energy levels and, ultimately, cardiovascular health. However, in this day and age of processed foods, what are we REALLY putting into our bodies?
According to the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health, one in three American adults takes at least one dietary supplement each day. 50% take a daily multivitamin. Other market studies suggest that 70% of adults take supplements. Overall, in 2015, Americans spent more than $21 billion annually on vitamins and minerals. And heart health supplements top the list. They range from fish oil to flaxseed oil to artichoke to garlic extracts. Is there any evidence that these really work? Can they really lower LDL (bad) cholesterol or triglycerides – or raise HDL (good) cholesterol? Which supplements should you consider taking for cardiovascular health?
Oxidation and Healthy Arteries
Oxidation in the arteries causes the arteries to narrow, restricting blood circulation through the arteries. Although the process is complex, health professionals believe that oxidation starts slowly and over time, oxidation restricts the normal flow of fresh, oxygen-rich blood.
There are a range of known factors that promote optimal blood circulation. Genetics is a key factor. Another key factor is blood pressure management. It’s important to get blood pressure checked regularly. If blood pressure is higher than 140/90 mm Hg, consult with your doctor about strategies to lower it. Another major factor is blood sugar management. It’s important to maintain healthy glucose levels in the bloodstream at all times.
Always be cognizant of the aforementioned factors for the very best cardiovascular health. Being proactive about your cardiovascular health will pay off as you age. Furthermore, making important lifestyle changes, such as eating a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, exercising regularly, losing weight, and not smoking, will go a long way toward peak cardiovascular health.
Even with a healthy diet and all these important factors monitored by regular annual check-ups, , still, as we get older, the likelihood of oxidation in the arteries increases due to the aging process This is especially true for men older than age 45, and for women who have gone through menopause, which is usually around age 55. For a woman oxidation may increase at this time because their estrogen levels drop.
It’s always important to keep in mind that you can do your part to incorporate healthy habits as you age to maintain your cardiovascular health. There are healthy lifestyle habits, including eating a good diet, exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and regularly taking effective antioxidant dietary supplements, including CardioSustain and ArterioSustain, that promote optimal cardiovascular health and that includes arterial health. It’s also smart to work closely with a doctor. In fact, any health professionals recommend getting cholesterol levels checked every five years beginning at age 20.
But whatever your age, we at Allied BioNutrition, in tribute to our customers and interested readers of this website, say: To your Health! And To Your Heart!
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