Heart attack isn’t just a concern for middle-aged, older or overweight people. Women between the ages of 29 and 45 are having heart attacks — and heart disease isn’t even on their radar screens. There are many reasons why we all should be cautious about heart disease. Heart disease has long been the number one killer of both men and women in America. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1 in every 4 deaths each year is caused by heart disease. But it’s possible to live life without disease — a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle are the best weapons we have to fight cardiovascular disease.
Today’s diet is the problem. Most Americans eat as much as 75% processed and ultra-processed foods. These calorie-rich, nutrient-poor foods are toxic to our bodies and can lead to heart disease. Over-processed foods have been stripped of the nutrients our bodies need to thrive and heal. They also contain harmful ingredients such as excess sugar/sodium and trans/saturated fats, as well as a wide variety of artificial ingredients to help prevent spoilage. These very unhealthy additives can clog your arteries and limit proper heart function.
Nutrient-rich foods also contribute to lower cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure. It’s not enough to just eat nutrient-rich foods, though — it’s equally important to limit intake of harmful ingredients such as saturated fats, trans-fat, sodium, red meat, sweets and sugar-sweetened beverages. It’s not enough to simply eat right — you must engage in regular physical activity. It’s never too late to start caring for your heart. Our complete meals give your body everything it needs so you can live the life you want with peak beauty, peak fitness, peak performance and peak health.