Preventing heart disease is simpler than you think. A recent study found that simply walking briskly for 22 minutes a day is a great preventative for heart disease. Being overweight and having high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and diabetes puts one at increased risk for heart disease. Lack of physical activity and smoking dramatically increases inflammation and the risk of heart disease as well.

In an article published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine,

Expert cardiologists stressed that heart disease is attributed not to dietary saturated fat but a chronic inflammation condition. You can regulate chronic inflammation by making healthy lifestyle choices that include: regular exercise, a healthy diet, and stress reduction.

In their report, the experts highlighted the benefits of a Mediterranean diet. For example, foods involving extra virgin olive oil, oily fish, and nuts contain high amounts of fatty acids.

According to the researchers, chronic stress could negatively impact one’s inflammatory response. Constant chronic stress causes chronic inflammation, which increases one’s risk of heart disease as well.

Chronic inflammation can also occur in response to other unwanted substances in the body, for instance, toxins from cigarette smoke or excess fat cells, especially fat in the belly area. The information helps kick off arteriosclerosis – the buildup of fatty, cholesterol-rich plaque in the arteries. This causes hardening and narrowing of the artery walls.

Your body perceives this plaque as abnormal and foreign. So it attempts to wall off the plaque from the flowing blood.

But if that wall breaks down, the plaque may rupture. The contents then mingle with blood, forming a clot that blocks blood flow. These clots are responsible for many heart attacks and strokes.

Blood circulation is essential in addition to carrying fresh oxygen from the lungs and nutrients to your body’s tissues. Additionally, it also takes the body’s waste products, including carbon dioxide, away from the tissues.

This is necessary to sustain life and promote the health of all the body’s tissues, and prevent heart disease.

Boomer Heirloom Barley, Gladiator Barley, and Boomer Boost help with inflammation and blood circulation and help prevent heart disease. The compounds that aid in circulation are SOD or superoxide dismutase, glutathione, phosphatidylcholine, and arginine.