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General Advice for Maintaining a Healthy Heart

The heart is a vital organ about the size of your fist that pumps blood through your body. Keeping your heart healthy hinges mainly on a good diet, mental health, physical activity and comprehensive supplementation.

Over the years, heart diseases have been on the rise, with health-conscious people seeking to prevent it. This comes as no surprise especially because heart disease is the major cause of premature death in Nigeria.

Habits like drinking too much alcohol, smoking, and not exercising enough, all increase the odds of developing heart disease, as does being overweight, high blood pressure and bad (low density lipoproteins) cholesterol. Below are lifestyle changes you can make to keep your heart healthy:


Stay Active

Staying physically active is important to prevent heart disease. Exercising daily is a sure way of not just keeping your heart healthy but also maintaining your overall health.

In all, you don’t have to do everything at once, but you can start with small changes and get more benefit from making these changes.

Trust that as you adapt to these changes, over time, they will add up and make a big difference in your health.


Add Less Salt

Adding too much salt leads to high blood pressure and eventually heart problems. This is because the sodium content of salt attracts water, which leads to an increase in blood volume. In other words, the heart needs to work harder to achieve circulation. While Sodium is good for the body, small quantities are required.

Taking around a teaspoon of salt (around 2300 mg of sodium) in food per day is recommended.


Watch your oil intake

It is advised you reduce the amount of trans and saturated fats in your diet. They are made up of fats that lead to the formation of plaques in the artery. Avoid eating red meat, margarine, crackers and most fast foods. Instead, seek food rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which not only helps in preventing heart disease but aids the brain’s cognitive functions. Best sources of omega 3 fatty acids include mackerel fish, salmon, walnuts, and herring.


Regulate Alcohol Consumption

Heavy drinking makes you likely to have health problems like liver disease, cancer, and peptic ulcer. By regularly consuming alcohol, you are susceptible to high blood pressure and diseases of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy).

Studies indicate moderate alcohol consumption does not harm the body. In fact, some claim moderate consumption of red wine may benefit the heart. However, because most drinkers usually go over the limits, it is advisable to quit altogether.


Manage Stress

While stress is a normal part of life, it can lead to health problems like heart diseases. Stressful situations increase blood pressure and elevated levels of stress hormones.

These stress hormones (cortisol and adrenaline) are linked to blood clots, which increase the risk of a heart attack. You can manage stress by meditating or trying out relaxation techniques like yoga.


Supplementation:

All the afore-mentioned tips will not be complete without the incorporation of nutritional supplements. Supplements are vital in maintaining the daily nutrients requirements of the body.

The heart requires a daily supply of essential nutrients for normal functioning, improved blood circulation, and regulation of cholesterol levels. All these cannot be achieved through food because of nutrient devaluation resulting from poor storage, chemicals used in food and other reasons, so the need for supplementation is essential.

Hence, Cardioace is the most advanced comprehensive nutritional supplement to help maintain a healthy heart and circulation.

Quick facts:

  • Cardioace contains specific nutrients that support cardiovascular health as well as Garlic Extract, which contributes to normal circulation and Flaxseed Oil, a source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

  • Cardioace Original is an expertly balanced source of over 20 nutrients to safeguard your diet and support all-round heart health and circulation.

  • More than 20 nutrients including Vitamin B1 and Vitamin D

  • Developed based on 20 years of international studies.

  • Vitamin E and C plus minerals zinc and selenium contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress​.

  • Contains natural orange oil (OdourMaskTM) to help prevent odor or after taste of garlic.

  • Contains natural source vitamin E and mixed carotenoids for increased effectiveness.

  • Does not contain artificial colors or preservatives.

  • Indicated for people 18 years and above.

  • One capsule daily dosing after a large meal.

  • Available in all pharmacies in Nigeria.


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