WORLD HEART DAY: DO YOUR HEART A GOOD TURN!
Heart disease has emerged as one of the biggest killer across the world. The Global Burden of Disease* reports that about 24.8% deaths in India alone are caused by cardiovascular diseases (CVD.) World Heart Day, celebrated on 29 September, therefore serves as an apt reminder for us to reflect on our lifestyle and how it may be impacting our heart health.
Here is a must-read refresher manual to ensure you are doing all you can for the good of your heart.
WATCH WHAT YOU EAT
You are what you eat. And remember ‘eating’ is not just what you consume as a meal but everything you ingest. This includes things you pop in your mouth as snacks (often unhealthy), as well as healing health-giving all natural supplements.
Sure, you need to ensure heart health by eating right, but given the hectic pace of modern living, good eating often goes for a toss. Here is where herbal supplements come in. They are convenient, safe and efficacious. And when they are certified organic and made of the whole herbs, as are all ORGANIC INDIA supplements, you would be doing your heart an additional favour!
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) manifests in different ways, including heart attack, stroke, arrhythmia, coronary artery disease and more. ORGANIC INDIA supplements help maintain blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, healthy weight – providing great heart support.
Incorporate these heart-friendly supplements from ORGANIC INDIA into your daily routine and guard your heart.
This remarkable blend of high-grade herbs supports optimum cardiac function. It is loaded with herbs that nourish the blood and rejuvenate the cellular function, leading to stronger heart musculature and circulation.Heart Guard is a dynamic mix of Arjuna bark which can lower LDL levels and increase HDL; Reetha which is a vasodilator as well as a hypotensive fruit; and Sahijan leaf which helps regulates blood sugar levels. This medley of antioxidant herbs helps in safeguarding the heart from free radical damage caused by everyday stressors.
This incredible preparation protects from a series of conditions. It contains Harjor and Arjuna which aid in lowering LDL levels. Arjuna is also naturally known to increase the “good cholesterol” – HDL. Vana Tulsi is another great addition that once again helps reducing total cholesterol. Add Amalaki to these three herbs and you get a super herb supplement which helps relieving oxidative stress as well, and aids in maintaining cardio-vascular functions.
Triphala is a herbal preparation with three powerful herbs - Amalaki, which is known to relieve oxidative stress to boost liver function, Haritaki, which helps decreases total cholesterol, and Vibhitaki, that supports to maintains blood sugar levels by promoting insulin secretion. This mix of herbs makes Triphala the prefect supplement that helps reducing lipid levels and thus elevating the overall heart health.
Food Points to Keep in Mind
Exercise triggers the heart to pump blood efficiently enhancing blood flow such that it reaches even the small vessels, reducing the risk of their clogging. If you are sedentary, start small. Push this up to a 40-45 minutes brisk walk per day. Most cardiologist agree that a moderate 30-minute physical ritual five days a week can keep you healthy.
DROP THE BAGGAGE
Excess weight triggers an increase in blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. When aiming to drop weight, do not compromise on necessary nutrients. Instead, have a balanced diet, and follow portion control, change to healthy cooking methods, add more fibre to your food, cut sugar and refined food.
LEARN TO DE-STRESS
Cortisol, the stress hormone our body produces to manage blood sugar levels and metabolism, is a great regulating system in itself. But stress is known to produce too much of it, leading to decreased fat metabolism and increased chances of obesity. Yoga, meditation, reading and keeping a diary to vent stressful feelings, are some ways to keep stress in check.
QUIT SMOKING (YOU CAN!)
Smoking has been found to increase chances of developing cardiovascular diseases and stroke. It damages the lining of the heart which can lead to a heart attack. Though quitting is in itself a stressor, it is critical to reduce the likelihood of heart damage. Workshops, support, therapy sessions – are some ways to try and tackle this problem. Avoid being in the company of smokers till you are confident of your abstinence.
So, let this 29 September be a start of your journey towards optimizing heart health for you and your family!
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*Cardiovascular Diseases in India (ahajournals.org)
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