Heart disease tops the list for the leading cause of death in the United States.
Without a doubt, this statistic is alarming, but there are many things you can do improve your heart health and lessen your chances of disease—starting today.
If you are concerned about your heart’s health and are interested in taking a proactive approach to building a stronger tomorrow for yourself, consider the following recommendations provided by the Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta:
Cut out the soda
You may know that sugar is linked to high triglyceride levels and blood pressure, but diet sodas are safe either.
Artificial sweeteners like sucralose or aspartame can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and weight gain.
Schedule regular adjustments
The University of Chicago Hypertension Center conducted a study involving 50 individuals and determined that after just one Chiropractic adjustment to a misaligned atlas bone (a vertebra that helps support the head), patients experienced a remarkable decrease in blood pressure.
Choose your fats carefully
Contrary to popular belief, the amount of fat in your diet isn’t the perpetrator of heart disease. Instead, it’s the kind of fat. Avoid trans fats as much as possible—this is an unnatural fat produced through hydrogenation.
Instead opt for healthy fats in moderation, like monounsaturated fats (walnuts, organic avocado), omega-3 fatty acids (wild-caught Alaskan salmon) and saturated fats (coconut oil, insect, and seed-fed eggs).
Give HIIT a try
Consisting of small eruptions of exercise and short, frequent rest periods, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has been shown to decrease blood pressure and increase muscle and cardiovascular strength.
Cook with coconut oil
You may not realize it, but certain oils can produce toxic fumes and harmful radicals when they reach certain temperatures (known as the flash or smoke point).
Coconut oil has an excellent tolerance to heat and has also been shown to support heart health.
Enjoy fish twice a week
Studies have shown adding fish to your diet twice weekly could lower your risk of heart disease by 30 percent.
Opt for wild-caught Alaskan salmon, freshwater Coho salmon, Atlantic mackerel, anchovies or sardines —which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids without the high mercury risks.
When you are ready to take control over your personal health and are interested in strengthening your heart, call the Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta.
We have served the greater Atlanta community for over 20 years and know exactly how to develop custom treatment programs that align with the unique characteristics of your body and medical history.
We are available 24/7 and can be contacted by filling out our online submission form or by calling us at (404) 889-8828.