Men and Heart Disease
The statistics can be alarming: heart disease is the number one killer of American men – taking a life nearly every 30 seconds. No matter how old, young, in shape or overweight you are – you need to pay attention to your heart and get heart healthy.
June 11-17 is Men’s Health Week so let’s take a look at what you can do to protect your heart against heart disease.
Men’s Heart Health
Your heart pumps more than 100,000 times per day. It sends blood and nutrients down 550 miles of blood vessels in your body to help you meet the demands of daily life. While heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women, studies have shown that certain activities can reduce your risk. A healthy diet, quitting smoking, exercise and regular check-ups with your doctor, can help promote the healthy and normal functioning of your heart and cardiovascular system.
Men’s Heart Health: Control Cholesterol
If you’re trying to control your cholesterol – look to your diet. Some foods can help you fight high cholesterol. Almonds and other nuts are good sources for monounsaturated fats and sterols. The fats don’t block LDL or “bad” cholesterol from leaving your bloodstream. Apples may keep the doctor away thanks to the soluble fiber in the fruit that scrubs your arteries. A recent study also found apples help block LDL cholesterol oxidation, which caused cholesterol levels to drop 8%!
Men’s Heart Health: Get Active
Being active is a great way to prevent heart disease. Not only does exercise help your heart – it can also help you maintain a healthy weight. Try to do some form of exercise every day to reduce your risk of heart disease. Daily physical activity – ideally at least 30 minutes a day – can help cut your chances of having high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Regular exercise is also a great way to reduce stress (which may also be a factor in heart disease).
Men’s Heart Health: Eat Right
Whole grains, fruits and vegetables along with lean protein like chicken and fish are key parts of a balanced, healthy diet. Look at eating foods that are low in fat, cholesterol and salt to boost your heart health. If you want to eat a heart-healthy diet, avoid foods that are high in saturated and trans fats. Those foods include red meat, deep-fried foods, high-fat dairy products and margarine.
Men’s Heart Health: How Eniva Can Help Your Heart
Adding some natural nutraceuticals to your daily regimen can also help your heart.* We recommend including Omega-3s (Vegetarian or EFACOR). Q-Plus and Heartflow to your routine if you’re working to stay heart healthy.*
You’ve probably heard about taking fish oil and adding fish to your diet once or twice a week to make your heart healthier. Research has shown that taking Omega-3 fatty acids daily may reduce your risk of heart disease and the American Heart Association recommends 1,000 mg of EPA and DHA each day.* Eniva’s Efacor is a highly purified and potent supplement containing the correct levels of EPA and DHA for your heart. It is stringently tested to not contain toxic mercury, dioxins or PCBs and it has a great lemony flavor – no fishy taste or fish burps afterwards!
You can also help your heart perform better by feeding it the energy it needs.* Eniva’s CoQ10 Plus® is a blend of natural substances designed to promote cardiovascular health.* These natural substances – coenzyme Q10 (Co-Q10), L-Carnitine, and lecithin – promote normal and healthy cell function of the body and play an important role in energy production.*
We mentioned above how important it is to control cholesterol. Eniva’s Strawberry Slim® not only helps address fat in the body, it can also provide nutritional support for men wanting cholesterol levels in a normal range.*
The final piece of the puzzle to keep your heart healthy is Eniva Heartflow®.* This all-natural formula of high-potency B-vitamins can help regulate homocysteine levels.* Those levels are a key factor in blood vessel health and function.*
If you want to know more about maintaining a healthy heart, this is a great guide to men’s heart health based on your age. What are you doing to be heart healthy?
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Research results referred to in this article are not to be interpreted as direct outcomes attributed to specific Eniva products.
At Eniva, we believe each human body was designed to be healthy. It was designed to be energetic, lean, agile, and resilient at healing. You were created to live an abundant, healthy and vibrant life. Eniva is proud to create and manufacture pure liquid nutraceuticals with no artificial preservatives. Our liquid supplements are natural solutions to help you feel and look your best.