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In an effort to draw attention to the dramatic increases in chronic disease world-wide, the World Health Organization (WHO) in its report, “Preventing Chronic Disease - A Vital Investment”, pointed that chronic disease, world-wide, is increasing faster than the rate of population growth! In 2005, 60% of all deaths, about 35 million, were attributed to chronic disease. By 2015, they expect that number to rise by 17% to 41 million! One of these chronic diseases is cardiovascular disease - a disease linked to high blood pressure, which the WHO reports kills an estimated 17 million people worldwide every year. At the root of this problem is poor nutrition. Many people are just not consuming foods with sufficient levels of nutrients capable of helping our bodies fight off diseases and keep us healthy. As a way to help people improve their diet and reduce incidences of chronic diseases (particularly those linked to high blood pressure), we decided to write this blog in an attempt to highlight nutrients that are important in maintaining normal blood pressure levels. We have also included research findings to back our claims. Also featured are dietary supplements that contain the essential nutrients in much higher levels than those found in ordinary food for best results. Feel free to leave your comments or contact us in case you have any queries. Also kindly support our cause by buying any of the featured dietary supplements.

ANTIOXIDANTS PREVENT FREE RADICAL DAMAGE TO THE BODY

FREE RADICALS Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules that usually result from metabolisms and other body reactions. When you burn food for energy, breath polluted air, drink polluted water of even live a stressful life, your body releases unstable oxygen … Continue reading

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VITAMIN C PLUS GARLIC: GOOD FOR YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE

Vitamin C is an Antioxidant. Vitamin C: Prevents the damage caused by free radicals and plays an important preventive role in virtually all degenerative diseases. It protects Vitamin B, Vitamins A and Vitamin E from oxidation and deterioration in the body. … Continue reading

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BRIGHT COLORED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES RICH IN CAROTENOIDS

The American Heart Association (See Healthy Lifestyle at http://www.americanheart.org) recommends that we eat plenty of Vegetables and fruits to prevent against heart Disease and stroke. Eating a variety of Vegetables and fruits – especially brightly colored Vegetables and fruits rich … Continue reading

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FOLIC ACID AND VITAMIN B6 MAY REDUCE DEATHS FROM STROKE AND HEART DISEASE

Vitamin B is an important group of nutrients that the body must acquire through the diet in order to transform food into energy, maintain a strong immune system, balance the many body’s hormones and perform a variety of tasks. Vitamin … Continue reading

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VITAMIN E: GOOD FOR YOUR HEART

Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant nutrient that combats the effect of free radicals. You cannot get optimal amounts of this nutrient through food. Even those foods that used to contain small amounts of vitamin E like vegetable oils have … Continue reading

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OMEGA 3 KEEPS YOUR CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM HEALTHY

Omega-3 fatty acids play critical roles in the human diet in particular, two omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are required for normal growth and development and … Continue reading

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ZINC DEFICIENCY ASSOCIATED WITH CARDIOVASCULAR RISK THROUGH INFLAMATION

Zinc is an important mineral and performs a myriad of functions in our body. Zinc is involved in the absorption and activity of vitamins especially the B complex vitamins. It helps eliminate cholesterol deposits, It is part of 25 enzymes … Continue reading

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