Although you live a heart-healthy lifestyle and have the right intentions, your diet might need a boost through adding vitamins and supplements. These are a few supplements you can include in your daily diet, due to their heart benefits:
Since it can be difficult to have enough fiber in your diet, make sure you include a fiber supplement. Soluble fibers readily absorb in water and can reduce cholesterol levels. High cholesterol is one of several contributing factors in heart and blood vessel disease. Fiber works by absorbing excess cholesterol in your body, with the excess then excreted as waste.
You can find omega-3 supplements in the form of fish and krill oil, but you need plant-based omega-3s as well. Omega-3s are known for their ability to lower cholesterol, reduce blood pressure, and reduce systemic inflammation. Make sure your omega-3 supplements contain both EPA and DHA, which are the most important forms of omega-3s for heart health. If you have a history of heart disease or hypertension, omega-3s are a must-have supplement.
To help you reach your heart health goals and discuss the benefits of supplements, talk to us at Brookhaven Heart. Call (631) 654-3278 and schedule an appointment now!