Almost 70 percent of Americans have some sort of heart disease - but that doesn’t mean surgery should be your first response.
“It might surprise you to learn that nearly 85 percent of coronary bypass surgeries are done unnecessarily,” says THB panel expert Dr. Al Sears. “That’s why I’m always on the look out for credible and actionable alternative heart information.”
And you can learn about a major “credible and actionable alternative” right now. Small lifestyle changes can help you beat the odds and enjoy better heart health.
Antioxidants are your first step to protecting – or even restoring – your heart health. Leading doctors are proclaiming the power of antioxidants and there are dozens of studies that prove they promote good heart health. One landmark study even shows that a specific antioxidant may reverse one of the most lethal forms of heart disease.
What Are Antioxidants?
Antioxidants are powerful tools that fight heart disease. But to understand why you need them, you have to understand what oxidation means. It is a natural process which occurs during normal cell function.
Cells are damaged during oxidation and turn into free radicals. That starts a chain reaction which harms more cells and ends in disease. Those free radicals can lead to heart disease. Antioxidants fight free radicals.
“Studies prove antioxidants neutralize free radicals,” says Dr. A. J. Matthews. He specializes in damage caused by oxidation and runs a surgery in California.
A major study recently reviewed antioxidant levels in 100 foods. The study was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Berries were found to contain the most antioxidants. The best berries were blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, raspberries, and strawberries. In fact, blueberries beat out 39 other fruits and veggies in the antioxidant ratings. The study stated that just one cup of berries provides all the antioxidants you need to fight heart disease.
“Oxidation produces free radicals. These are unstable molecules that bind to healthy cells,” says Dr Al Sears. This damages “their delicate machinery, even killing them.” He notes that our bodies make our own antioxidants and also consume external antioxidants. This is how our bodies protect us from free radical damage.
However, we produce fewer antioxidants as we age. “This speeds cell death and facilitates aging,” says Dr. Sears. That’s why it’s so important to consume the antioxidants we need.
We’re going to review five antioxidants. These five antioxidants promote good heart health. The first on the list is Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10).
Antioxidant #1: CoQ10
We produce CoQ10 naturally and cannot survive without it. That’s because it creates energy which our cells use to exist.
Studies have shown that CoQ10 is an effective defense against congestive heart failure (CHF). CHF can be a lethal form of heart disease. Your heart fails to pump enough blood to meet your needs and this leads to fluid congestion. That can shut down your vital organs.
According to Dr. Sears, 20 percent of people with CHF die within one year. But there is good news: recent research says CoQ10 may reverse CHF.
Researchers gave 580 mg of ubiquinol CoQ10 to seven CHF patients. All were expected to die within 12 months. After the study, six of the seven patients lived. The one patient who died stopped taking CoQ10 during the tests.
“Taking this simple nutrient might make this deadly form of heart disease a thing of the past,” says Dr. Sears.
According to Dr. Sears, C0Q10 also successfully treats:
high blood pressure
It’s not difficult to make CoQ10 a part of your daily diet. A great source of CoQ10 is organ meats from grass-fed animals. If you take CoQ10 in supplement form, Dr. Sears recommends 30 mg a day.
Antioxidant #2: Resveratrol
Resveratrol is a plant enzyme. Studies show that it thins blood, which reduces the risk of heart attack. Research also shows that it is an anti-inflammatory.
A British study revealed its second powerful heart benefit. “Resveratrol possess[es] anti-inflammatory properties,” confirms study author Dr. Mark Birrell.
Dr. Birrell is a lead researcher at Imperial College, London. He says that resveratrol will lead to “new therapies for the treatment of chronic inflammation.”
Inflammation is becoming a hot topic with visionary doctors who believe treating it may help us defeat heart disease.
“Inflammation is not a fancy medical term,” says Dr. Dwight Lundell. “It is just as you think… swelling, redness, and pain produced… as a reaction to injury.”
Dr. Lundell has performed over 5,000 heart surgeries. He became convinced of one thing during his 25 years as a cardiac surgeon: inflammation is the cause of heart disease.
“There was more to inflammation than suspected. It wasn’t just a side effect. It was the culprit; the cause of cardiac arrest.”
The good news, according to Dr. Lundell, is that “inflammation is easily treated without medication.”
Treating inflammation is all about simple lifestyle changes and eating the right foods to “cool the fire.” Studies show that resveratrol will help you do just that. And the best part is that it’s easy to find. Resveratrol is naturally abundant in grapes and berries.
Antioxidant #3: Pterostilbene
Pterostilbene is another powerful antioxidant. It is much like resveratrol. But tests show it works even better! That’s because it’s easier to absorb and stays in your body longer.
The study shows it balances cholesterol levels. In fact, it beat out all other antioxidants. It works in the same way as man-made drugs… but the study shows it actually works even better!
It lowers your bad cholesterol (LDL) and raises your good cholesterol (HDL).
“A low ratio [means] reduced heart disease,” says study author Agnes Rimando.
That means it’s easy to properly balance your cholesterol ratio today. That’s because pterestilbene is found in simple foods like blueberries and grapes.
Antioxidant #4: Potassium
Potassium is great for your heart: it reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack.
Studies show that potassium lowers blood pressure. In fact, researchers found that 800 mgs of potassium “significantly” lowered blood pressure.
Another study confirms this, further linking potassium to low blood pressure. The study authors concluded that potassium-rich diets equal lower blood pressure. They noted that low potassium diets equaled higher blood pressure. It’s a simple equation and one that will help you strengthen your heart health.
While potassium is great for heart health, doctors do urge caution about the amount you consume.
“Anyone who has kidney disease needs to be especially cautious,” says THB panel expert Dr. Joseph McCaffrey. He says they “shouldn’t add potassium to their diet without talking to their doctor.”
Potassium is found in many foods. Potassium rich foods include:
Antioxidant #5: Lycopene
Lycopene is another antioxidant that will help your heart. It “protects heart health by neutralizing cholesterol oxidation,” says Dr. Sears. Specifically, it stops the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol and fights free radical damage. Lycopene is also easily absorbed.
“I recommend taking 20 mg of lycopene a day,” says Dr. Sears.
Again, that’s easy to do. You can find it in many food sources. Foods rich in lycopene include:
That’s five different antioxidants that will strengthen your heart health. They all work differently but each will benefit your cardiac system. You can get them from different sources but one thing is clear: berries are a safe bet for essential antioxidants. Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries… start adding them to your breakfast today!
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