Heart Health

Heart Health

Heart Health: Vital to a Healthy Body

Overall cardiovascular health

Maintaining heart health and a strong cardiovascular system are vital to a healthy body. And clearly, diet and exercise are the most important factors. Scientists and doctors both agree that making healthy lifestyle choices is the best approach—but many Americans don’t eat enough heart-­‐healthy foods or get enough exercise. The Wisdom of Nature also provides
nutrients and herbs that can help support heart health from day to day.  We now know that there are several key factors that can significantly improve cardiovascular health, including:

• Consuming “good fats” such as Omega-­‐3 fatty acids
• Seeking heart-­‐healthy nutrients from key herbs and minerals

Retaining healthy triglyceride levels*

Triglycerides are a form of stored fat found in the bloodstream and body tissues. Keeping these levels in a healthy range is important for helping to support the health of the cardiovascular system. * The following are generally accepted guidelines for triglyceride levels:
             Normal: Less than 150 mg/dL
             Borderline High: 150 -­‐   199 mg/dL High: 200 -­‐   499 mg/dL
             Very High: 500 mg/dL or above

-­‐   Source: Centers For Disease Control, 2010

While there is absolutely no substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle, the omega fatty acids in fish oil offer many health benefits, including nourishment of the cardiovascular system*. In fact, New Chapter’s  Wholemega® fish oil has been clinically shown to improve the Omega-­‐3 index -­‐   a key marker of heart health. *

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.