Saturday, December 8, 2007

Maintain Optimum Heart Health: Top 10 Heart Healthy Must Have Vitamins, Supplements and Food

Cardiovascular disease is a huge problem in American Society. Awareness is key as is a change in diet and exercise patterns. Family history, genetics and habits are very important when assessing risk factors for cardiovascular disease. My mother's family has a history of heart attacks, congestive heart failure as well as high cholesterol levels.

There are 10 easy ways to change habits and diets in a way that will positively impact heart health, lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

1. Diet high in Fiber (35-40g) and low in processed foods

2. Rich Multi-Vitamin with Selenium

3. Folic Acid & B6 Daily Supplements

4. Bananas

5. Omega 3 Oils (Flax, Canola, Fish)

6. A glass of red wine at dinner

7. Diet rich in bioflavinoids

8. Oatmeal for Breakfast

9. Apririn

10. CoQ10 (ubiquinone)

Awareness and education are supremely important as you learn how to keep your heart working and decrease your risk factors for cardiovascular disease and heart probles.

I am a huge fan of Dr. Oz and his book Healing From the Heart He explains the value of complementary therapies such as hypnosis, guided imagery, massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, music therapy, prayer, yoga, and energy medicine, detailing studies and case histories of their use in combination with the latest surgical techniques. Healing From The Heart is a must-read for all who suffer from illness, particularly heart and surgery patients, and their loved ones.

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