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Improving Your Heart Health

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Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Your heart health is very important. Sodium, saturated fat, and sugar cause serious heart ailments, including death. Eating a healthier diet is proven to reduce this risk, even restoring your heart from heart disease and cardiac damage.  Too Much Sodium Increases Blood Pressure Sodium is both good and bad for the body. Sodium helps with nerve and muscle function and helps to balance the fluids in your body (Medline Plus). 90% of Americans consume too much sodium which increases blood pressure (blood pressure related deaths are around 500,000 annually) and puts people at risk for heart attacks and strokes (CDC). Too much sodium will attract an excess of water into your bloodstream, increasing the blood volume (high blood pressure), and is not always associated with salt, it can be tasteless which is why it is very important to check the labels ( FDA) .  I had no idea sodium was good for the body. I always thought it was bad and associated with high blood press

Lower LDL Cholesterol Naturally

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High Cholesterol has Zero Symptoms High cholesterol is caused by genetics, lifestyle choices and has zero symptoms (Morales Brown and Eske). Making healthy changes to your lifestyle, changing your diet and exercising, will lower the bad cholesterol low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and raise the good cholesterol high-density lipoprotein (HDL) (Mayo Clinic). Heart disease is 90% preventable even if it's in your genetics by keeping your LDL low because high levels increase your risk for stroke and heart attacks (Cleveland Clinic).  Lower LDL cholesterol by 10% naturally by consuming 2g of plant sterols or stanols a day and replace meat, which raises low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, with eating fish (high in omega-3 fats) a few times a week which lowers LDL cholesterol and reduces triglyceride levels in the bloodstream (Publishing). Dr Wesley Milks, a cardiologist and clinical lipidologist, says "we often tell patients that diet - focused on reducing saturated fat and in