Double Up! How Nutritional Synergy Amplifies the Benefits of a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle.
Heart disease is the number one killer – globally. For cardiovascular issues, prevention is definitely the best cure. Aside from genetic issues, lifestyle choices define our chances of avoiding complications later on in life: with exercise and diet as the two greatest factors (after tobacco use) that influence heart health.
The Mediterranean diet is the single proven diet that has been clinically shown to improve cardiac risk measures and reduce the incidence of heart attack, stoke and death in high risk cases through its emphasis on “good fats” and varied antioxidant-rich whole foods. The health benefits are so impressive that the medical community is on board: St Paul’s hospital in Vancouver is aggressively educating on the benefits of the diet.
However, only a small percentage of those who change their diet for heart protective reasons are adopting the Mediterranean way of eating. This has been attributed to confusion and a cultural dependency on convenience. There is still a hesitance towards consuming fats after decades of their misrepresentation, and unlearning their negative associations with health is taking time. With a plethora of health-promising diets out there, choosing the “right” one is daunting. As for convenience, accessing the fresh foods that comprise the Med diet isn’t always an option and the whole food element may be intimidating for those who aren’t kitchen-literate, or confident cooking meals from scratch. No matter how you slice it, changing the way you eat is a huge undertaking….
This is where supplementation comes in, as an efficient, and highly effective way to improve and maintain cardiovascular health. Looking a little closer into this Mediterranean style of eating, you see a consistent pairing of antioxidant rich produce with beneficial fats. Together, they nourish the body and significantly protect against inflammation, oxidative stress and other contributing factors to help prevent heart disease. This complimentary action is called synergy: when the interaction of elements combined produce a greater effect than the sum of the individual elements.
Dual-supplementation means that you can easily get the heart-healthy benefits that the synergy of the Mediterranean diet offers- everyday! Nutritional science has determined that the benefits of Omega3 fatty acid supplementation are enhanced by co-supplementation with dietary antioxidants- and this synergy can be replicated daily with omega3 and greens+.
Omega 3s have been linked to improvements in thrombosis, blood pressure and heart rate, blood lipid levels and vascular function. But not all omega 3 fatty acids are created equal. Ensure that the omega fatty acid contains standardized amounts of EPA and DHA. Also important: amounts and ratios of these constituents. omega3 extra strength contains the EPA and DHA dosage recommended by the American Heart Association, and has been used in several clinical studies. Also- all Genuine Health omega3 fish oils are sourced from wild, fresh, sustainable sources and rigorously tested to ensure that they are free from heavy metals and pesticide residues.
greens+ remains the first and only research-proven green food supplement on the market, with antioxidant capacity equivalent to 6 servings of organic fruits and vegetables. In fact- the ORAC (Oxygen radical absorbance capacity) of greens+ is three times that of blueberries. Also, in in-vitro studies, greens+ was demonstrated to exert significant protection against lipid oxidation in lipid cells – which is linked to cardiovascular illness!
Other happy side effects of this synergy include:
- full spectrum antioxidant support
- anti-inflammatory actions
- healthy digestion
- mood and energy support
- nourished, healthy, glowing skin