Many factors impact heart health including advancing age, genetics, gender and lifestyle. The good news is that healthy eating and lifestyle help promote healthy weight, blood pressure and cholesterol – all essential for a healthy heart.
A globally recognised diet for helping supporting the heart is The Mediterranean Diet. The diet is predominately plant-based, rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes and whole grains. Moderate amounts of dairy, poultry, seafood and eggs are also included with red meat being eaten on occasion. This diet provides a good source of essential micronutrients that are known for their important role in heart health like omega-3 essential fatty acids and the potent antioxidant, Ubiquinol.
Ubiquinol is the active form of CoQ10, required for every cell of the body, including heart cells. Natural Ubiquinol levels slowly decline with advancing aging, hence some people may find supplementation beneficial. An enzyme NQO1 converts conventional CoQ10 (Ubiquinone) into Ubiquinol during intestinal absorption, however NQO1 decreases with age, affecting the antioxidant defence system of the cell.
Every cell in our body needs Ubiquinol to convert carbohydrates and fats from our food to cellular energy. This cellular energy ‘powers’ our cells and body so we can perform at our best. Research shows Ubiquinol helps maintain a healthy heart and cardiovascular system by providing antioxidant support and cellular energy. This is, in part, because the energy demands of the heart are among the highest of all the organs.
Antioxidants are also important for heart health as they help regulate the effects of free radicals and oxidative stress, which is also related to our aging process. Ubiquinol is one of the most potent fat-soluble antioxidants in the body, helping to protect all cells, including the blood, from unhealthy oxidation.
Try incorporating these eating smart tips into your lifestyle today and support your healthy heart:
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