Heart Problems

Heart health depends of a number of things

  • Keeping blood vessels healthy
  • Exercising regularly
  • Avoiding foods bad in unhealthy fats and cholesterol
  • Eating a diet full of nutrients that fight plaque build-up in the arteries

Heart health is a life-long goal and always a work in progress. Instead of doing healthy things some times, try to fit them into your lifestyle. That will make it easier to stick to life-long path to heart health.

Diet and exercise are two factors that need to be carefully watched when heart health is a concern. Today, however, much of America’s food, even fresh food, is almost nutritionally empty. It is for this reason that many people are deficient in necessary vitamins and minerals. In fact, a great majority of Americans are nutritionally deficient. You may want to consider using supplements to keep your body healthy. Vitamins that you would normally be getting through your food that are great for heart health include vitamin E, C, and B. Studies have shown that those who supplement with vitamin E show a 40% decrease in chance of developing heart disease. This is due not only to the fact that vitamin E is an antioxidant, but it also keeps blood cells from “sticking” to each other and clogging arteries, and also prevents artery damage. It is important to remember that vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, and therefore depends on fat to be absorbed. This isn’t to say that you should eat a hamburger with your vitamin E supplement, but taking the supplement when eating a meal that uses olive oil or another “healthy fat” is beneficial. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that works with Vitamin E and keeps blood vessels healthy. It also raises HDL cholesterol and lowers LDL cholesterol. Vitamin B is another vitamin which helps to control cholesterol levels in the body.