It’s All About Heart
February 20, 2020
Happy Heart Health Month! This edition is all about ways we can care for our tickers. We hope it will encourage you to keep your heart in tip-top shape.
Beans, beans, the magical fruit
Admit it, you were singing along with this catchy tune, a tune you’ve probably sung your entire life! It turns out that this little song is more on target than any of us could have imagined. Beans are indeed magical when we eat them as part of a heart-healthy diet.
“Cardiovascular disease is the world’s leading—and most expensive—cause of death, costing the United States nearly 1 billion dollars a day,” says study co-author Hana Kahleova, MD, Ph.D., director of clinical research for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. “This study shows that an inexpensive, accessible, and common pantry staple could help change that: beans.”
Decrease risk of heart failure
Plant-based diet cuts heart failure risk by over 40 percent
New research finds that sticking to a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish can slash heart failure risk by 41 percent. By contrast, a diet rich in fats, fried foods, processed meat, and sugary drinks can raise the risk of this condition.
Push-ups & predicting heart health
Are push-ups a part of your fitness regime? This interesting article provides a new perspective on the “humble” push-up and what it could tell us about our probability to develop heart trouble.
In this study, the findings suggest that higher baseline push-up capacity is associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease events. Although larger studies in more diverse cohorts are needed, push-up capacity may be a simple, no-cost measure to estimate functional status.
What does the research say?
A key component of the Juice Plus+ legacy is the important work done by doctors and scientists researching the efficacy of our product. As we celebrate “healthy heart month” we wanted to direct you to the clinical research studies which show how Juice Plus+ helps our cardiovascular system.
PEMF therapy and a healthy ticker
Take a quick look at recent research suggesting regular use of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy can contribute to better circulation and lowered blood pressure.