Let’s face it: We could ALL stand to lose a few pounds, right?
And for some of us, it’s probably more than a few.
There’s no shame in admitting it; you’re hardly alone. Some 75 percent of men and 60 percent of women are either overweight or obese.
But it’s just so… darned… difficult… to… diet!
Well, friend, let’s set that aside for now.
We all know we need to do it. And we’ll all get around to it eventually.
Right now, we’ve got a bigger problem to deal with, and that’s the toxic toll the extra weight takes on the body… including on your risk for heart attacks and stroke.
And today, I’ve got just the ticket for helping with that – even if you never lose so much as an ounce.
Ultimate protection even without weight loss
Now, to be clear, I’m not saying we SHOULDN’T lose those extra pounds.
Of course we should, and I’ll give you a quick tip on effortless weight loss in just a moment.
But any weight loss takes time, and that’s something you may not have. You’re facing big risks RIGHT NOW, including heart attack and stroke.
And that’s where today’s tip comes in.
New research reveals a way to slash both of those risks, even if you’re overweight or obese.
It’s simple… safe… inexpensive… and so easy that quite literally anyone can do it.
Just stop using whatever vegetable oils you’re currently cooking with and replace it with olive oil.
Cook with it, add it to your salad and work it into your meals.
Slash your heart attack and stroke risk
We already know olive oil is healthy for everyone (and a key reason the Mediterranean diet can lower your risk of just about everything).
Now, the new study finds it can go even further and cut the risk of heart attack and stroke in overweight and obese people.
Even using it just once a week can reduce platelet aggregation, which helps prevent the clumping and clotting that leads to those risks.
And in the study, the more olive oil the overweight volunteers had, the less of that dangerous platelet aggregation they had in the blood. And in the real world that can send your heart attack and stroke risk plummeting.
As good as this is, it won’t bring your risk down to where it would be if you weren’t overweight or obese.
So along with ensuring you get plenty of olive oil each day, do yourself a favor and get to work on a plan to drop a few pounds.
And the best way to do that? Quit added sugar and other junk carbs. And transition to a back-to-basics all-natural diet such as Mediterranean or lower-carb.
No one says you have to be perfect.
But losing even a little weight can go a LONG way when it comes to cutting your heart attack risks and protecting your health.
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