Natural Ways To Prevent And Treat Heart Disease

Ask any cardiologist and they will be able to tell you that heart disease is the number one killer among men and women in the United States. In spite of this fact, many people (even after they are diagnosed) fail to make the necessary changes in their lives to help prevent and/or treat heart disease. People seem to often fail to accept the severity of heart disease and its connection to daily habits. However, if you are ready to make a change, there are several natural ways to treat and prevent heart disease that can be used to complement conventional medical treatments prescribed by your cardiologist. Just learn your options and get started today for a healthier heart.

Eat More Garlic

Garlic is one of those foods that is good for your body in a myriad of ways. In the case of your cardiovascular system, garlic can actually help keep your arteries and blood vessels clear of blockages. This means your heart is better able to pump and transport blood throughout the body. 

Garlic is even thought to have the potential to help reverse heart disease progression. If you do not like garlic, or do not want to have perpetual garlic breath, you can opt to take aged garlic extract supplements. In fact, this aged extract may have an even more potent effect on your heart disease that just eating garlic alone. 

Get More Omega-3's

Omega- 3 fatty acids are those "healthy" fats your doctor is always talking about. They help reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in your body, help keep arteries clear, and help to prevent irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia) that can lead to heart attack or death.

Omega-3's are most commonly found in fish such as salmon, mackerel, and even sardines. If you are not a fan of fish (or are a vegetarian), you can also get healthy amounts of omega-3 fatty acids from walnuts, flax seeds and edamame. You can also take a fish oil supplement to ensure you get the correct amount of this important nutrient.

Drink More Green or Black Tea

Green and black tea have amazing health properties. They are potent sources of antioxidants known as polyphenols that help to eliminate toxins from your body and protect your heart. Tea also have anti-inflammatory properties that help to keep the cardiovascular system operating properly.

Replacing a cup of coffee or a can of soda with green or black tea will help your heart and the rest of your body to remain healthy. 

By making small, natural changes to your daily routine, you can help treat and prevent heart disease. All you need to do is start implementing these changes right away and you will see positive results in no time.