The heart is one of the most important organs in our bodies. It pumps blood to deliver the needed oxygen and nutrients to the cells and tissues. As you probably know, cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death across the globe.
In the U.S., cardiovascular disease accounts for about one in three deaths, with about 2,200 Americans dying of cardiovascular disease each day, according to the American Heart Association’s 2017 statistics. Most doctors agree that prevention is the best tool for fighting the condition.
“We have to change the way we think about the causal factors in heart disease,” says Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, author of The Great Cholesterol Myth. “It is not caused by cholesterol. It is not caused by fat… most of what causes disease are the actual habits that we engage in.” Read on and try to get rid of these bad habits!