You’re here because your worried about your heart health – or someone close to you. Doctors will always advise: stop smoking, eat less, exercise more, etc. etc. The truth is they are true but for some people they are not enough or hard for them to do. So we will show you 3 things you can do immediately and easily for heart health. Three things that we believe could transform your life.
Focus On Inflammation
Rather than focusing on how much we eat, we can try to focus on “what” we eat and the impact on inflammation. Inflammation is a natural and vital process but when the body becomes overwhelmed by inflammation from inflammatory foods – it can result in chronic inflammation. And chronic inflammation can also put you at risk for developing additional, more severe medical conditions.
Consuming more polyphenols in your diet regularly can be tremendously beneficial for heart health. Polyphenols from olive oil or the olive fruit itself, provide some of the most powerful anti-inflammatory properties especially when consumed in high levels.* Chronic inflammation affects the heart and cardiovascular system. This inflammation can cause hypertension, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. For example, chronic inflammation can be associated with irregular heart rates, a build-up of plaque in the arteries (atherosclerosis), high blood pressure, clots, etc. In fact, chronic inflammation is the number one risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease..*
Your nervous system is composed of two different systems called the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system. Slow and deep breathing with only 6 – 8 breaths per minute vs the normal 16-20 more shallow breaths per minute will trigger this parasympathetic nervous system response which is to slow the heart beats down and cause the blood vessels in your body to dilate. These two reactions cause your blood pressure to be reduced.
Studies are being conducted to determine the long-term effects and benefits of this exercise but it definitely has a short term impact on your heart and stress levels. – Which if these are triggered chronically and continually certain cardiovascular conditions can occur.
Drink Lots More Water
If we could just drink eight glasses of water each day – it could reduce the risk of heart failure as well as improve digestion, kidney function. New research performed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health and presented at the European Cardiology Congress indicate that many of the factors for the deterioration of heart tissue and function could be delayed or minimized by better hydration.
And We Have 3 More Ways to Help You!
Our CardiOlive® 25x is a delicious, and specially formulated and olive polyphenol enriched extra virgin olive oil that is great for cooking and consumption. This enriched extra virgin olive oil contains 25 times more anti-inflammatory polyphenols than standard olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil, is a natural way to fight off chronic inflammation in your body. Polyphenol-enriched extra virgin olive oil have anti-inflammatory ingredients, antioxidants and heart-healthy, monounsaturated fats. Here is a video of Chef Manola on using it at Youtube!
Or, if you want the convenience of a soft gel capsule or supplement, you might be interested in our olive oil-based softgel supplements that you can take every day. These natural supplements are OliPura® Heart, and OliPura® Advanced with high levels of polyphenols and the active ingredients of natural hyrdroxytyrosol and tyrosol which have been shown to be good for heart health!*
* Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.