Improve Heart Health With Superfoods
- In September 2020, CDC published a report saying every 36 seconds; an American dies of heart disease.
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, killing 1 in 4 people every year.
Do those stats surprise you? For many of us, it’s facts that like that spur us to action. Our heart pumps 7570 liters of blood every day - and it does deserve a little attention.
Have you thought about your heart health?
It’s February, American Heart Month, so let’s resolve to switch to better eating habits for the sake of our heart. After all, we are what we eat.
Here are some heart-healthy superfoods we could all use a little more of in our diets.
The term superfoods might sound expensive, but you will be surprised to know how affordable such powerful foods can be.
Acai berries have been called a superfood for a while now. Thanks to their high antioxidant content, acai berries have some serious potential health benefits. Acai is loaded with powerful plant compounds that not only have benefits related to heart health, but also for our brains and overall health*.
Acai berries loaded with antioxidants, they are also heavy in fiber and heart-healthy fats. Heart-healthy fats are fats that increase the HDL (good) cholesterol numbers on your lab reports. Acai is also packed with anthocyanin which can reduce the risk of heart attacks by 32 percent in women aged 18-55. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative and Health have mentioned that incorporating acai berries into your diet may help reduce blood sugar levels and cholesterol.
FeelGood Superfoods offer this delicious tart but sweet flavor in our smoothie boosters. This Acai Powder will give your smoothies, bowls, baked goods and everyday meals a delicious boost.
Any doctor will recommend adding beetroot into your diet when the topic of heart health is brought up. Beets contain a high contention of nitrates which have the effect of lowering blood-pressure*.
Beetroots are one of the richest dietary sources of nitrates you can find, which is why we carry a fortified beetroot powder packed with antioxidants, vitamin C and potassium. Adding this nutritious superfood to your diet with heart health in mind is a great idea.
Matcha tea is known for its vibrant green color and slightly sweet, creamy taste. In addition to boosting energy levels and providing a stronger immune system capability, it can also help keep your heart healthy and protect against disease*.
Many anti-inflammatory diets include matcha tea. These diets are touted to protect from arterial oxidative damage while lowering those pesky low levels of the “bad” cholesterol we hear so much about.
In addition to an overall healthy diet and lifestyle, matcha tea can be added to positively influence your body’s immune system and heart health. With no additives or fillers, we here at FeelGood offer Matcha Tea Powder for the heart health conscious superfood fan. Add it to lattes, smoothies and baked goods for a unique taste and powerful health benefits.
Dark-colored leafy greens like spinach and kale are loaded with minerals, vitamins, and fiber. They are an excellent vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help lower triglycerides in the blood and lower the risk of abnormal heart rhythms*. FeelGood organic Spinach Powder is an easy way to get more green superfoods in your every day diet!
Yes, Avocado is terrific and loaded in nutrients - all of us know that. But it is a good source of monounsaturated fats and phytosterols, which helps lower blood cholesterol when it comes to heart health.
Nuts and Seeds
Nuts like almonds and walnuts and seeds like Chia are amazing heart-healthy superfoods because of their high content of omega-3 fatty acids. Chia is also loaded with antioxidants, protein and minerals.
Heart Care Dietary Supplements
Heart Health is important to us here and that’s why we offer such a wide variety of superfood products with heart health in mind.
Still looking for additional ways to improve your heart care and support cardiovascular health outside of food? FeelGood Heart Care Capsules offer a premium blend of organic and herbal ingredients that have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries in order to support heart health. With Guduchi, Gokshura, Guggulu, and Arjuna herbs all working together, your heart is sure to receive the care it deserves.
- Guduchi: A potent herb that may help increase the body’s resistance to stress, anxiety, and illness*.
- Gokshura: A traditional herb with diuretic and blood purifying properties*.
- Guggulu: A natural antioxidant that is known to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels*.
- Arjuna: An herb that is known to help normalize blood pressure and support cardiac function*.
- Garlic: An antioxidant agent that helps to increase blood ﬂow*.
Our Heart Care dietary supplement capsules are non-GMO, gluten free, vegan friendly and contain no sugar or artificial sweeteners/preservatives.
Since it is American Heart Month, we should all do our best to keep our heart in mind when it comes to diet and exercise. Have a favorite heart health tip or recipe? Share it with us on social by tagging us in your post!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.