Do you have time for a quick test? One that could maybe even save your life?
Bend over and try to touch your toes.
If you’re worried about losing your balance, try sitting down with your legs straight. See if you can touch your toes that way instead.
If you’re coming up short… if you just don’t have the flexibility you used to… it may be more than your muscles that have stiffened up with age.
Failing this basic test could also be an early warning sign that your arteries have become hard and rigid — and that’s a problem that can turn deadly.
We may not think much about the flexibility of our arteries. But the American Heart Association estimates that 75 per cent of heart disease deaths involve people with stiffened arteries.
You see, plaque builds up in your arteries, which causes them to harden and narrow. That makes it harder for your heart to pump blood throughout your body — and that plaque can eventually cause a blockage.
But if you’re worried about arterial hardening… and if you didn’t exactly pass my toe test with flying colours… I have some good news.
We’re going to loosen up those arteries and improve your heart health in just three months. All thanks to one of the most available and affordable supplements on the market today.
According to a report in the journal Physiological Reports, a daily dose of fish oil… loaded with healthy omega-3 fatty acids… can make your arteries more flexible and take some of that dangerous burden off your heart.
For the study, patients between the ages of 60 and 80 years were given four 1,000mg fish oil supplements a day for 12 weeks — or just about three months. And that was all it took for these elderly patients to enjoy dramatic drops in their pulse wave velocity (PVW) scores, which measure how stiff your arteries are.
Translation? Fish oil rolled back the clock by years on these patients’ arteries — and it didn’t take long to get results.
Plus, the benefits of fish oil don’t stop there. It’s a powerful inflammation fighter that’s been proven to reduce joint and muscle pain and even improve brain health.
If you’re looking for an easy way to slash your heart attack risk, start a daily fish oil regimen. And the next time you take my toe test, you just might end up acing it.Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing
“Can four fish oil pills a day keep the doctor away? For healthy seniors, perhaps, newswise.com