We all know that incorporating healthier habits into our lives can help improve our overall wellbeing. But when it comes to heart health, we often focus on things like exercising and eating right without giving much thought to the specific nutrients that keep our tickers ticking. So, in honor of National Heart Month, let's take a closer look at the top five nutrients for heart health. Who knows, you might even be surprised by some of them!
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for human health, but it's not viable to consume enough from food sources alone. Fish oil or krill oil supplements are great ways to make up the difference, giving you the omega-3 blend your body needs without having to spend all day fishing! Omega-3 fats play vital roles in our bodies; reducing inflammation, helping with cognitive development and mood regulation, supporting eye health, and even aiding in weight management. It's no surprise that more and more people are turning to omega-3 supplements as a way to supplement their diets - consider trying one for yourself today if you're looking for support for your own healthy lifestyle.
Folate, more commonly known as Vitamin B9, is one of the most essential vitamins for human health. Our bodies need a regular supply of Folate to perform metabolic processes, keep our red blood cells healthy and to make sure our DNA stays in top form. Without it, our energy levels can dip and cause ill health. So whether you get it from green leafy veggies or Folate-fortified products, we’d recommend making sure your body is getting enough of this important vitamin! You won’t regret it – after all, why take care of your body any less than you would your beloved car?
Vitamin K is a mystery to many, but it shouldn't be! Vitamin K is essential for your health and well-being. It's involved in the metabolism of proteins and helps with blood clotting - so important when you get an irritating papercut or stub your toe! You can get your daily dose of vitamin K through things like leafy greens, read meat, egg yolks and fermented dairy products, but there are also dietary supplements if needed. Don't be kept in the dark about Vitamin K - add it to your diet to ensure that you're getting enough!
Co Q10, otherwise known as Coenzyme Q10, is a naturally occurring enzyme that is found in every human cell. While some may take it as a supplement, its primary purpose is to help cells produce energy and create the fuel needed for a healthy lifestyle. This miracle enzyme also has antioxidant properties which help protect the body from damaging molecules such as free radicals - but that's not all! Recent research has shown promise in using Co Q10 to treat conditions like heart failure and muscle weakness... so there might be more to this super enzyme than initially meets the eye! Who knows what other amazing health benefits could lie within?
Magnesium is an essential mineral that has gained considerable attention lately, and for good reason! Magnesium helps to regulate body temperature, blood pressure, and energy levels while improving digestion, mental acuity, and immunity. It also contributes to healthy muscle function - so if you feel like life is all about survival of the fittest, magnesium can give you the edge. Best of all though? Adding a bit more magnesium into your daily routine could have you feeling healthier than ever before.
In conclusion, kindly remember to take your Omega-3s and folate and don't forget about Vitamin K, Co Q10, and Magnesium. If considering supplementation of these nutrients, it is always best to do so under the recommendation of your healthcare provider. Finding the optimal balance between diet and supplementation is key! Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too? Just think of good nutrition as an investment in a healthy life worth celebrating!.
Dr. Carolyn C Snyder
Dr. Carolyn Snyder is a licensed clinical social worker, has a doctorate in grief psychology, and is the owner of C. Snyder Counseling & Wellness. She is trained in psychology, hypnotherapy, mindfulness meditation, Qi Gong Healing, Shamanic Energy Work, mental health integrative medicine, health coaching, and much more. She firmly believes in the Mind, Body, Spirit connection and feels that all three areas of oneself must be in balance for happiness and a fulfilling life. In her work with clients, she strives to help them connect with their spirituality and live their life purpose. She believes that when we are living authentically and in alignment with our values, we can create an abundant life full of joy and satisfaction.