Heart Health & Udo's Oil
Your heart does a wonderful job and never takes a break. But our modern lifestyles mean hearts are under attack from lack of exercise, stress, a poor quality diet that features heart-damaging trans fats and from inflammation within the body.
The good news is that Omega 3 fatty acids are a powerful tool when it comes to preserving heart health and managing disease.
We’ve all heard about cholesterol. It gets a bad rap but actually it is mostly produced by the body itself and is essential for cell membrane health and hormone production. Cholesterol only gets around thanks to carriers made up of fat and protein. One type of these, High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL), does a great job. But the other type, Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL), is a heart health baddie, contributing to plaque which can clog and narrow the arteries, leading to cardiovascular disease. Omega 3’s lower the volume of denser LDL particles and increase useful HDL. Another main type of fat in the body which is triglycerides. Excess calories are converted into triglycerides and stored in fat cells. Regular intake of omega 3’s however, has been shown to lower the triglyceride count and help us metabolise fat better, which is good news in every way.
Omega 3’s also protect against inflammation, which can damage blood vessels. Inflammation is a defensive mechanism in times of injury or illness, but sometimes, as a result of complex, overactive immune responses, it can become chronic and damaging. Scientists, however, have observed that the fatty acids in Udo’s Oil however, have an anti-inflammatory effect.
When it comes to heart health, Omega 3s are true heroes. They have been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce blood clotting and decrease stroke and heart failure risk. A body that takes Udo’s Oil fatty acids is a healthier body in every way, even at cellular level, and that means it has a happier, less stressed heart.