Juicing for the Heart, a Way of Life
More than 45% of Americans are obese or overweight, per the last thorough report in 2016. New studies suggest a little over half the U.S. population is morbidly obese. These numbers are staggering. As the population gets bigger, so does the disease rate. Heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, Bone and joint disease are just a few of the growing health issues in America.
The medical care cost of obesity in 2008, estimated to be $147 billion. According to Mayo Clinic, " Limiting how much saturated and trans fats you eat is an important step to reduce your blood cholesterol and lower your risk of coronary artery disease. A high blood cholesterol level can lead to a buildup of plaques in your arteries, called atherosclerosis, which can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke."
In order to live a healthy and productive lifestyle, changing your diet is extremely important. To reduce your chances of heart disease, try this organic recipe below:
1. Slice 1 whole beet, which is a great source of nutrients (fiber and vitamin C). Also, beets contain nitrates and pigments that may help lower blood pressure.
2. Cut 4 celery sticks. Celery lowers inflammation, reduces blood pressure and the risk of cancer.
3. Chop a few pieces of scallions, which boost immunity and enhances heart health.
4. Use half a piece of collard greens. This vegetable improves anemia and liver function.
5. Next, place 3-5 berries within your juice. Berries improve blood sugar and insulin response.
6. Lastly, use your choice of boosters. Such as flax-seeds, hemp hearts or ginger root.
As the old saying goes, "health is wealth." Take care of your body, and it will take care of you.