February 01, 2023
THE ELDERBERRY "Sambucus Nigra" FOR HEART HEALTH
Hearts, Love, Companionship, and all things red are the hallmark of the second month of the year. With red roses, chocolates, Valentine’s day cards, and gifts top of consumers’ minds, February is also heart health awareness month.
We thought we’d combine them both and share not only the benefits of The Elderberry for heart health (surprise! This POWERful berry is good for your heart too!) but offer a checklist of heart-healthy foods and activities to adopt this month and top it off with a Valentine’s gift for our loyal customers whom we do appreciate so much.
First, let’s visit a simple checklist for heart health this month.
Make sure to include the following in your diet, adding one or two new foods to your plate each month through the end of the year! Your heart will love you for it!
Salmon and Fatty Fish think Omega-3’s!
Swiss Chard & Dark Leafy Greens
Beans & Lentils
Nuts & Seeds
Chia & Flax
Herbs & Spices! Cinnamon and Cloves are shown to lower blood pressure levels.
Second, review this simple list of hearth healthy activities to include every day!
1) Stay hydrated! Our exclusive gift this month will make drinking enough water simple, attainable and enjoyable!
Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles more easily! Our Valentines Gift this month will help you stay hydrated! Curious about how much water to drink? A good rule of thumb is to drink half of your body weight in ounces. If you weigh 150 pounds, then you want to set a goal to drink 75 ounces of water daily.
2) Move every day, even if it’s a nice walk!
John Hopkins University say’s three kinds of exercise boost heart health; Aerobic, Resistance Training and Stretch, Flexibility and Balance training
3) Adopt a mindfulness practice to reduce or maintain a healthy stress level.
Stress can increase inflammation in your body, which in turn is linked to factors that can harm your heart. Turn a stressful day into a reason to exercise, go to lunch with a friend, or do other stress-reducing activities.
Curious about The Elderberry For Heart Health? Continue reading HERE.