You know that eating healthy and exercising can save your life. You know it because we talk about it here on EraseDisease.com nearly every day. Heart disease can be prevented, even if you have a family history of heart attack and stroke, your due diligence can fend off the seemingly inevitable.
Every week there are new studies emerging showing us just how important diet and exercise truly are to preventing heart disease. Here at EraseDisease.com we know that maintaining a heart healthy diet while getting active and drinking our arginine-infused shakes can make a difference in your life. And today we bring you another important study that has once again proven how important a healthy diet is for your heart.
Apples and Heart Health
Researchers at Oxford University found that eating as little as one medium-sized apple or a handful of fresh strawberries a day could slash your risk of heart disease by 40 percent, according to Men’s Journal.
What’s amazing about this study is that the researchers followed half a million people with no previous history of heart disease for seven years! Needless to say, this was not some small survey or miniscule research project at a small college. This was huge, and thus the results are very telling.
By the study’s end, they found the group who ate at least 150 grams of fresh fruit a day had significantly lower blood pressure, less risk of cardiovascular disease, and fewer deaths compared to those who never or rarely ate fruit, according to Men’s Journal.
Fruits are full of heart-protective nutrients such as folate, magnesium, fiber, potassium and antioxidants. They protect the heart by helping to lower blood pressure and increase insulin sensitivity.
“A multicolored fruit bowl equips your body with a nutrient lineup ready to defend your heart,” says Jennifer McDaniel, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “And at meals, aim to fill half of your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables. This quantity and variety of produce will help safeguard your ticker.”
Studies have shown that arginine may have the ability to increase nitric oxide in the blood vessels, which helps to increase vasodilation, or the widening of the arteries. When blood vessels have widened, blood has a greater ability to flow through the arteries with ease, thus lowering blood pressure.
Combined with a heart healthy diet, including fruits and vegetables, as well as exercise, arginine supplements, like Cardio Juvenate Plus, can potentially help to lower blood pressure.