According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. Minimizing stress, staying away from cigarettes and food high in saturated fats are all useful tactics in maintaining good heart health. However, what are some natural supplements that are the most beneficial for your heart? Here are three examples.
Aged Black Garlic- Garlic has been known for its heart-friendly benefits for thousands of years. Fermented garlic has a high concentration of the antioxidant S-alyl-Systine (SAC) which has a wide variety of health benefits, including aiding in the body’s ability to regulate optimal blood pressure levels.
Astaxanthin- In addition to its anti-inflammatory and anti cancer properties, this powerful antioxidant has been shown to maintain good heart health, specifically maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids- Composed of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), PA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), these acids play a vital role in maintaining cardiovascular health.* Fish oil supplements that are salmon or cod based are a good source of quality omega-3 fatty acids.*
Incorporating these supplements in your diet can greatly help you maintain optimal heart health on top of a balanced diet and exercising. These are only a few options to the vast amount of options you can try so feel free to see what works best for you. As always, please consult your healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet or exercise regimen.
*Sources-Center for Disease Control (CDC)