heart-3147976_1920The organs in the human body each perform functions vital to keep everything running smoothly. The heart, for instance, never takes a break, constantly beating and pumping blood 24/7. It is one of the most important organs that need to be taken care of as cardiovascular disease can lead to a host of issues.

For essential heart health, three fundamental things need to be done: stick to nutritious foods, maintain physical activity, and get rid of bad habits such as smoking. However, there are other ways to help the heart in doing its job with the use of the right supplements.

For example, fresh garlic when crushed releases allicin, the compound that gives garlic the not so pleasant aroma. Allicin may improve blood flow and keep the arteries functioning flexibly. With its ability to potentially lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and lower blood pressure, it may be worth incorporating into your diet. Make sure to talk with your doctor if you take blood thinners or have issues with blood clotting.

Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant naturally found in body tissue responsible for assisting cells in producing the energy needed to grow. Much like garlic, it may improve blood vessel flexibility while also fighting conditions that could lead to hypertension (high blood pressure) or worse, a stroke.

If you need to lower your bad cholesterol levels without the use of prescription drugs, consider red yeast rice. It functions as a naturopathic statin and has been used for centuries. Flaxseed is another option rich in omega-3 fatty acid which helps lower blood pressure. Furthermore, it may help with reducing depression which can also be a factor in contributing to cardiovascular disease.

Drinking green tea, reducing salt intake and consumption of caffeine, there are many different, natural ways you can help keep your heart healthy.

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