This Is What Happens When We Eat Nutrient Deficient Foods – AKA FAST FOOD

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Nutrient deficiency is often caused by poor nutritional diet. Lack of nutrients in an individual’s body can cause different diseases and even heart problems. Check out the article we found at Articles Mercola.

Chronic nutrient deficiencies can lead to a number of heart problems, such as cardiomyopathy (a condition characterized by inflammation, loss of elasticity and enlargement of your heart), heart valve diseases, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and heart failure.

Examples of nutrients that are important for heart health include (but are not limited to) B vitamins (including folate or B9 and B12), carnitine, taurine, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), magnesium, vitamin K2, vitamin D and animal-based omega-3.

All of these also play important roles in keeping your mitochondria working properly. Antioxidant polyphenols are also important for combatting inflammation and damage caused by free radicals.

That said, nutrients rarely work in isolation; rather, they work in synergy with other nutrients, which means supplementing with one without taking care of other deficiencies may not produce beneficial results.

For example, vitamins D and K2, magnesium and calcium work as a synergistic team, and if one is missing, the others will not perform well.

Your best bet is to eat a varied diet of whole foods, rich in fresh fruits, berries and vegetables. For example, recent research suggests a Mediterranean-style diet — rich in fiber and polyphenols — may be more helpful than statin drugs for heart health.

One of the easiest ways to ensure good heart health is to eliminate processed foods, which are high in all things detrimental to your health: sugar, net carbs, especially processed fructose, and dangerous types of fats (such as processed vegetable oils). Replace these foods with REAL FOOD, rich in healthy fats and important heart-healthy vitamins and minerals, some of the most important of which are:

  • B vitamins, especially folate and B12
  • CoQ10 (if you’re over 40, I recommend using the reduced version, ubiquinol)
  • Combo of magnesium, calcium, vitamins D3 and K2. It is also key to understand that you were designed to get your vitamin D from solar exposure and when you don’t, you seriously compromise your body’s ability to optimize health. You need all the wavelengths in balanced proportion to stay healthy. UV and infrared rays are essential for your health.
  • Marine-based omega-3 fat, found in fatty, cold-water fish such as wild Alaskan salmon, herring, sardines, anchovies, fish roe and krill oil
  • Antioxidant polyphenols found in richly-colored vegetables, fruits and berries

Also make sure to get sufficient amounts of healthy fats in your diet, including saturated animal fats. These tips can help ensure you’re eating the right fats for your health:

  • Use organic butter (preferably made from raw milk) instead of margarines and vegetable oil spreads. Butter is a healthy whole food that has received an unwarranted bad rap. Most health food stores can direct you to sources for locally made butter. If this is not possible and your only choice is a conventional grocery store, then Kerry Gold is probably your best choice.
  • Use coconut oil for cooking. It is far superior to any other cooking oil and is loaded with health benefits. (Remember that olive oil should be used COLD, drizzled over salad or fish, for example, not to cook with
  • Be sure to eat raw fats, such as those from avocados and raw dairy products
  • Following my nutrition plan will automatically reduce your unhealthy fat intake, as it will teach you to focus on healthy whole foods instead of processed junk food

Next Article: Magnesium for A Healthy Heart – Are You Deficient?

Read Full Article: How To Eat Your Way To a Healthier Heart



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