February is the month of love, and, naturally, the month we dedicate to heart health. As you’ve come to expect, I take an optimistic slant on the topic. I believe that heart disease is preventable for nearly everyone.
As Dr. Colin T. Campbell says, “What you eat every day is a far more powerful determinant of your health than your DNA or most of the nasty chemicals lurking in your environment.” (Whole, 2014)
Sound unlikely? The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada lists the following as risk factors for heart disease and stroke: smoking, alcohol, physical inactivity, obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes.
You’ll notice that diet is not explicitly listed, yet, the last four risk factors are really conditions caused by diet - with the exception of Type 1 diabetes. Obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes can be prevented and treated with nutrition - and very effectively.
Where does Moringa fit in? Moringa’s role is as a nutritional heavy-hitter. It’s a whole, plant food that delivers extraordinary quantities of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and more.
The fact is, when it comes to these nutrients in whole food form, the more, the better. This is as true for heart health as for anything.
Heart disease is not only an ailment of excess (a diet high in saturated fats and cholesterol). Heart disease is actually correlated with a deficiency of micronutrients (Journal of the American College of Cardiology).
What we're not eating is killing us!
In Miracle Tree, Dr. Monica Marcu identifies the nutrients in Moringa with most significance for heart health:
Many studies look at just one of these nutrients in isolation.
For example, Moringa's betasitosterol has been studied and proven effective in lowering LDL cholesterol and raising HDL, which is exactly what you want. This powerful nutrient appears to block the absorption of dietary cholesterol.
It would be easy to misunderstand Moringa's value by focusing on an individual compound, and seeing in that one thing the solution. That’s usually the way clinical trials work. Scientists isolate and study compounds one at a time. It’s by this process that we’re learning how Moringa’s powerful nutrients work to lower blood pressure, reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol and protect heart tissues, as has long been evidenced by Moringa's use in traditional medicine.
However, the real power of Moringa is in the complete package. These nutrients work together in ways that are synergistic, ultimately conferring health benefits - including powerful benefits for the heart - that can’t be attributed to any single nutrient.
That’s why a whole food diet, rich in nutrient-dense foods is the ideal solution. For times when you just aren't fitting enough produce into your diet, Moringa provides a quick boost. It's the most nutrient-dense food known to science.
Try it today by shopping for SuperLeaf Moringa on our online store or visiting a retailer.