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.
As the old saying goes, "health is wealth." Take care of your body, and it will take care of you.