Love your heart – you only get one!

We all have one and it is precious! What could I be talking about? The heart, an organ which we all rely highly on!

Did you know that every day the heart creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles? In a lifetime that’s the equivalent of driving to the moon and back. So it is important to show our hearts a little love!

There are many factors which can contribute to heart problems; high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, lack of exercise, stress and a bad diet. Foods that are full of saturated fats should be avoided as they raise cholesterol levels. Saturated fats are found in foods such as butter, cream, processed meats, cakes, biscuits and fried foods. Where possible these foods should be avoided.

There are foods that contain the ‘good’ type of fats such as the essential fatty acid omega 3. Foods such as oily fish are rich in omega 3 and it is recommended that you should consume at least three portions per week. Other foods which are full of the healthy fats are as follows: chia seeds, nuts and seeds, flax seed, linseed, coconut oil and olive oil. Making a decision to include these in your diet can have potential benefits for your overall heart health.

At Evergreen, we have a large range of specialised foods supplements that help to support a healthy heart. Below we have picked three great supplements which offer great nutritional support to your heart.

Zerochol – This product has been specially formulated to help lower cholesterol within the body. Zerochol can help to lower your cholesterol in just six weeks.

Fish Oils – Fish oils such as Eskimo-3 are full of essential fatty acids. Taking a product like this can help to support normal blood pressure.

Garlic – This can help to prevent the oxidation of some types of cholesterol and may also prevent the liver from producing excess fat and cholesterol.

Other factors which can help improve heart health are as follows:

• Quit smoking

• Exercise more

• A balanced diet

Please do not substitute this information as medical advice. If you would like more information on the products mentioned be sure to call in to Evergreen and speak with our friendly and highly qualified staff.

So love your heart – you only get one!