Now that we've explored the spirit of the heartlet's discuss ways to keep the heart physically healthystrong and disease-free by intake of proper nutrition. Many cases of heart disease are totally preventable. We feel our best when we care for and honor our bodiesas these vessels get us through every minute of every day and night -- 24/7/365. We all eatso it makes sense to make high quality food choices. Here are some suggestions to help keep us on the right track:
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E (oxygenates cells)
- Beet juice (also excellent for liver)
- Daily use of lemon has been said to prevent the accumulation of cholesterol in the blood vessels.
- Mix a tablespoon of honey and juice of half a lemon in a glass of waterand drink before going to bed.
- Enjoy Parsley tea 2-3 times a day.
- Fresh grapefruits tone the heart. (I just finished having 2 grapefruits a day for 2 weeks. Amazing results!)
- Consume organic cruciferous vegetables - broccolibrussel sproutscaliflowercabbagebok choyrapini (broccoli rabe)chinese or napa cabbageturnip rootmustart seedsradishkalecollard greenswater and landcress.
- Apples and apple juice stimulate the heart. We suggest juicing your own applesrather than buying processed apple juice for the most benefit. Remember 'an apple a day.....'
- 10-20 minute bath at room temperature every other day.
- Regular exercise - any aerobic exercise is best - walkingswimmingdancingetc.
- A spoon of tulsi (Holy Basil) juice with a spoon of honey on an empty stomach every day.
- High qualitywell balanced food intake program - organic vegetablesfruitsantibiotic/hormone free meats/poultrywild caught fishoatmeal (eliminate processed food products).
- Limit sugar - instead use honeyagavestevia.
- Limit saltand use HimalayanCeltic or sea salt.
- Limit/eliminate alcohol consumption -- c'mon...you KNEW that was coming!
- Avoid smokingas it increases chances for heart disease.
- Minimize coffee consumption.
Spicessuch as cardamomtumericcoriandercuminetc.are help maintain a healthy heart function.
High blood pressure and diabetes are the two enemies of heart diseaseso be sure to get checked when at your doctor's office. The choices we make every day have an outcome -- make it a good one.