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A Healthy Heart for A Healthy Body

Heart Health Facts
  • The #1 killer in the US every year is cardiovascular disease, still claiming more lives than all other major causes of death.
  • 50% of cardiac patients had no history of heart problems and no visible signs, just an unexpected, life-threatening cardiac episode.

A healthy heart is essential for a healthy body. There are five common sense lifestyle changes anyone can make to reduce the likelihood of cardiovascular disease. The suggested ALTRUM heart health plan can help you on your way to a healthier, more abundant life.

1. Eliminate highly processed foods and focus on whole, unrefined foods. Canned, frozen, and processed foods have significantly fewer essential nutrients and enzymes than raw whole foods. Eliminate, or at least minimize, sugar and refined carbohydrates, and moderate fried food. Limit oil consumption to mainly flax and cold-pressed virgin olive oil.<

Your Diet Matters

  • Two studies from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrate that diet matters. In one study, information on fruit and vegetable consumption by 39,000 female health professionals showed that women who ate from 4-10 or more servings of fruit and vegetables a day had a 20-30 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease than women who ate an average of 2.5 servings daily.
  • In the second study, data from 45,000 men showed that those who followed a "prudent" diet pattern (high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains, fish and poultry) were less likely to develop heart disease.

2. Our bodies are made up mostly of water, so drink only clean, pure water. Tap water may be contaminated, and bottled water is expensive and often no cleaner than tap water. Aqua-Brite water filters are designed to filter contaminants from your water for much less than the cost of bottled water.

3. Support your heart health the natural way. Supplement your whole food diet with the superior quality vitamins, minerals, superfoods, and herbs in ALTRUM nutritional supplements to insure a healthy heart and body.

4. Exercise is a mood elevator. Exercise maintains your metabolism as you get older. At about age 30, our metabolic rate begins to decline, but our nutritional needs stay about the same. If we continue to eat the same amounts but our bodies don't use it as fast, we gain weight. Exercise builds lean muscle, which uses more energy than fat and helps reduce excess weight.

Your Exercise Matters

In a German study, 73 menwith chronic heart failure were assigned to either 20 minutes per day of regular exercise or no exercise. After 6 months, the exercise group experienced substantial improvements including fewer heart failure symptoms. Heart functionmeasurements showed a 14 times greater increase in the amount of blood pumped by the heart with each beat than the non-exercisers.

5. Studies have shown that your positive attitude may be the most important aspect of improving both the quality and length of your life.

* ALTRUM products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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