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7 Nutrients That Help Fight Heart Disease

 Heart Disease is defined as any medical condition of the heart or the blood vessels supplying it, that impairs cardiac functions. Heart Disease can run in families, or it can come on with no previous history. There are plenty of vitamins and nutrients that can be found in commonly eaten foods – some you might even already eat – and others that can be supplemented orally through vitamins and minerals. Not only can these nutrients help lower your risks for heart disease, they will also help your body in other ways such as lowering cholesterol and boosting your immune system. 

Green Tea is an amazingly beneficial kind of tea. Not only is it great for boosting metabolism, it also helps prevent pressure in blood vessels. Plus, Green tea has shown to considerably lower bad cholesterol.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids lower dangerous fats – known as triglycerides – that appear in blood. You can find this essential nutrient in beans, green leafy vegetables, walnuts, and dairy foods that have been enriched with omega-3 fatty acids.

Vitamins A, C, and E can do amazing things for the arteries leading to your heart. They are packed full of antioxidants and help prevent fats from sticking to artery walls. Vitamin A is high in egg yolks, spinach, kale, carrots, and sweet potatoes. Vitamin C is most commonly found in citrusy fruits such as oranges, strawberries, kiwis, and other vegetables such as red peppers and peas. Vitamin E can be found in tuna, avocados, and chickpeas. 

Vitamin B6 will help reduce your risk of heart disease by lowering the levels of the dangerous amino acid homocysteine. You can increase your intake of vitamin B6 by eating chicken, potatoes, nuts and fish. 

Folic Acid also aids in the prevention of heart disease that is brought on by high levels of the dangerous amino acid homocysteine mentioned above. Increase your intake of broccoli, asparagus, and avocados to get more folic acid intake.

If you want to go the extra mile and are either struggling with heart disease or the odds are not in your favor for heart disease, you can also visit a chiropractor for a little extra effort to fend off heart disease. Studies show that regular chiropractic care can help lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension and even lower heart rates leading to better blood flow. When your body is out of balance, there is a better chance that things can go wrong.

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