Herbs, Minerals and Spices for a Healthy Heart
There are many natural herbs, minerals and spices to protect your heart, here are just a few from Mother Nature.
Magnesium helps to prevent heart attacks, it regulates blood pressure and helps with heart arrhythmia as well as having many other health benefits. Due to our modern diet and our mineral depleted soil it is estimated that 80% to 95% of us are deficient in magnesium.
Cayenne is known to be one of the most powerful heart healthy substances. It not only stimulates and strengthens the heart but also balances blood pressure and calms palpitations. Because of its hot kick you may want to start small and work your way up to larger amounts, cayenne can also be added to drinks and cayenne supplements are available.
Rich in flavonoids which protect small capillaries and blood vessels from free radical damage. It can normalise blood pressure, lower cholesterol and can help conditions like angina, arrhythmia, arteriosclerosis, blood clots and high blood pressure. It can take months to realise the full benefits but hawthorn berry extract can go a long way to settling irregular heartbeats in quite a short time.
CoQ10 is an essential primary heart protector, it should be naturally found in our bodies however statin drug’s interfere with the liver’s production of CoQ10 from selenium so it is advised that anyone taking statins supplement with CoQ10, say specialists.
Over 50 years ago it was noticed that silicon was abundant in a healthy heart but deficient in a diseased heart.
Selenium is essential to help the body’s natural production of CoQ10.