Are you carrying around some extra pounds? If so you’re in good company. Nearly 160 million folks in the United States are overweight or obese. And their hardened arteries are feeling that strain, putting them at serious risk for heart problems including stroke and heart attack.
But now researchers have uncovered an incredibly simple, but powerful, solution that could help you slash your heart risk, while supplying you with the supple arteries we ALL want to have.
Best of all? It’s not some pricey prescription that comes with a long ugly list of side effect. In fact, it’ll will only set you back pennies a day and it’s so easy to get your hands on you can pick it up at your local grocery store.
The common mineral that slashes stroke risk
I’m talking about the common mineral magnesium.
Your body uses magnesium for a bunch of different things. And the mineral is an absolute must have for a healthy heart. It literally helps keep your heart beating.
In fact, every time your heart beats it burns magnesium. And magnesium deficiency is the number two cause of heart attacks behind clogged arteries.
But, it turns out, that’s not the only support it lends your ticker. And this newly-revealed benefit is particularly important for folks whose hardened arteries are feeling the stress of lugging around a few too many pounds.
Researchers say 350 mg of common magnesium, taken every day for 6 months, can slash artery stiffness dropping your heart attack by an impressive 14 percent!
Soften hardened arteries & lower heart risk with magnesium
According to the study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the magnesium cut folks carotid to femoral pulse wave velocity. And while that jargon probably won’t mean much to most folks, what it translates into will.
Magnesium supplementation lead to more supple arteries and less risk of stroke and heart attack.
But that’s not the only way this life saving mineral works to “soften” hardened arteries such as those seen with coronary artery disease. An earlier study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, revealed that magnesium can significantly reduce artery calcification, slashing your risk of high blood pressure by 50 percent!
(And you’ll be dropping your dementia and diabetes risk right along with it. How’s THAT for some side effects?)
Now don’t think this new study is an excuse to buy a bottle of magnesium supplements and ignore those extra pounds. Commit to slimming down a bit and you’ll not only give your heart a boost, you’ll boost your whole body health!
If you’re interested in taking magnesium to improve your heart health… and your doctor has given his thumbs up… skip by the magnesium citrate the researchers used in the study. Instead get some magnesium glycinate.
Magnesium glycinate is easier to absorb, and it’s less likely to upset your tummy.
You can also get magnesium through your diet. Following is a helpful chart showing some of the best sources of this important mineral.
|Amount of Food|
|1/4 cup||Pumpkin Seeds||190.92|
|1 cup||Swiss Chard||150.50|
|1/4 cup cup||Sesame Seeds||126.36|
|1 cup||Black Beans||120.40|
|1 quarter cup||cashews||116.80|
|1/4 cup||Sunflower Seeds||113.75|
|1 cup||navy Beans||96.46|
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