The Natural Alternative brings you healthy fats

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. Nearly 735,000 Americans have a heart attack each year. (Ref: articles.mercola.com 2018/03/02). Did you know that you can support heart health with some simple diet and lifestyle changes?

Healthy Fats for a Healthy Heart? 

Inflammation in the body can damage your blood vessels and lead to heart disease and strokes. Omega-3 fatty acids not only reduce inflammation but are essential for maintaining cell membrane health. Please note that all Omega 3s are not created equal! Be aware that some “cheaper” Omega 3 fish oil supplements may come from “farm-raised” fish, which has a very different fatty acid profile, which can increase inflammation! We only carry from the most reputable suppliers!

This month we are spotlighting Wholemega, a 100 percent wild-caught Alaskan salmon sourced oil. In human clinical trials, Wholemega decreased arachidonic acid, a primary marker for inflammation, as well as C Reactive Protein, which is a key marker for cardiovascular health, reduction in LDL (bad cholesterol), triglycerides, and total cholesterol. Taking Wholemega every day for a week provides the same amount of Omega 3 fatty acids as eating three servings of Wild Alaskan Salmon! Your heart and brain will love it!

Are you looking for a natural but effective way to support healthy cholesterol levels? Try Bergamot, clinically proven to not only dampen inflammation but improve arterial health while improving those important cardio markers such as total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglyceride levels! 

“I’ve been taking Bergamot from The Natural Alternative for almost two months, and my total cholesterol dropped from 270 to 212! NP.” Bergamot is a “star” supplement for heart health! 

Diet for a Happy Heart 

Superfoods that support a healthy heart include dark green leafy veggies, dark chocolate, berries, aged garlic, and turmeric. Stop by The Natural Alternative for the highest quality turmeric, aged garlic, dark chocolate, as well as your heart healthy supplements! If you need support and guidance in achieving your health goals, schedule an appointment with our certified nutritionist today!

Happy Healthy Heart Month! 

Bobbi Conner, CNC, ACN, MH & Team

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