The month of February has several associations with the heart. The two most prominent among those, however, are Valentine’s Day (of course) as well as the fact that February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and one-third of all global deaths each year can be attributed to cardiovascular disease overall.
Many doctors worldwide say that these deaths are mainly due to people’s unwise diet choices and high salt intake–although we’ve already talked about how important salt (the right kind of salt) is for your body–but another link continues to pop up in research all around the globe: micronutrient deficiency.
There’s no doubt that our diet plays a significant impact when it comes to heart health and cardiovascular disease. The majority of Americans eat a very nutrient-poor, and highly-processed diet, and even for those that are eating what may be considered a “healthier” diet, the food nowadays is up to 40% less nutritious than it was just 50 years ago.
The continual rise in heart health deaths around the globe is a complex issue, and you can’t blame one singular choice for the numbers we are seeing. However, there continues to be more and more studies done to find the link between heart health and micronutrient deficiency. Here are a couple of recent studies published:
- The Journal of the American Heart Association found that “patients with high micronutrient deficiency had almost double the hazard of events compared with those without”
- ScienceDirect found that “micronutrients…improved the health outcomes of heart failure patients…thereby improving the quality of life”
Maintaining good health starts with proper nutrition, and that is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve through diet alone. That’s why supplements like Truehope EMPowerplus Advanced exist: to give your body what it needs to thrive.
EMPowerplus Advanced is a specially formulated vitamin, mineral, and amino acid supplement designed to assist in creating a balanced life. It is the most studied vitamin/mineral supplement in the world and contains 36 highly absorbable nutrients that are essential for your body.