(Health Secrets) Do you have a healthy heart? The heart is the most important and most active muscle in the body, and keeping that muscle strong and fit can help you have a longer life. In addition to the benefits of exercise and diet for a healthy heart, there are several nutritional items which can have great benefits for the heart.
Here are 12 of the best for a healthy heart:
1. Cayenne – Sometimes referred to as the “King of Herbs”, cayenne is one of the most powerful heart-healthy substances. It strengthens, stimulates, and tones the heart, balances circulation and blood pressure, and calms palpitations. Due to its fiery punch, you may want to start small and work your way up to larger amounts of cayenne added to foods, juices, or simple taken in water. (more…)
Scientists still haven’t managed to discover the Fountain of Youth, but there are four critical nutrients and supplements that are vital to your health and will help you lead a long and healthy life. They are:
Most of us know the value of CoQ10 for heart health. Now a recent case report has demonstrated that CoQ10 may be of value for reversing even extreme neurodegenerative diseases. This case report involved a 75-year-old with what is considered one of the most irreversible progressive neurodegenerative diseases known: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. (more…)
The processes that lead to cardiovascular wear and tear and accumulation of plaque in the arteries are fairly well understood. Finding safe and effective ways to prevent such damage is on the minds of researchers across the globe. A new study shows that coenzyme Q10 can prevent and possibly help reverse many of the key factors involved with plaque formation in the arteries. (more…)
After taking a capsule containing 30 mg of the co-enzyme Q10 [structure shown below] your body spontaneously burns more fat. At least, if you combine it with light exercise. This is the conclusion of a human study carried out at the Kyoto University in Japan, and published in the summer of 2008 in the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology. (more…)
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Cardiologists at the Outpatient Cardiology unit of the University of Rochester Medical Center are warming up to the idea that many patients would like to use natural options to help regulate their blood pressure and that many of these options may actually work. In a new review article they have summarized the science behind how many of these nutrients can help. (more…)
Mitochondria are among the small structures called organelles that reside within a cell. Known as the cells’ powerhouses, mitochondria extract energy from fuels such as glucose in the presence of oxygen to produce a molecule called adenosine triphosphate, or ATP (green), which provides energy for the cell. In the process, mitochondria generate potentially dangerous free radicals (red).Illustration: Nicolle Rager FullerThe patient, known as only “MBM,” was just 7 years old the first time doctors saw her. She had always been prone to night sweats, but now excessive perspiration was forcing her to change clothes several times a day. She was endlessly thirsty, fatigued and losing weight despite a voracious appetite. A dozen years later, at age 19, doctors checked her into a hospital, thinking she had some kind of unusual metabolic condition. After aggressive treatment with drugs, her symptoms improved, but only for a short time, and the next year surgeons removed most of her thyroid. When she was 35 — gaunt, weak and losing hair — doctors began searching every tissue of her body for a diagnosis. (more…)
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body. The body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if there is too much cholesterol in the blood, it can stick to the walls of the arteries. This is called plaque. Plaque can the arteries or even block them. High levels of cholesterol in the blood can increase the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol levels tend to rise with age. There are usually no signs or symptoms that indicate high blood cholesterol, but it can be detected with a blood test. Chances of having high cholesterol would include if family members have it, being overweight or eating a lot of fatty foods. (more…)