Health professionals preach that maintaining a strong, healthy heart and cardiovascular system is one of the cornerstones to a long and healthy life.
Experts suggest that the key to a strong, healthy heart is a good diet and active lifestyle meaning regular exercise and a balanced diet of macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, fats) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other important phenolic compounds).
Too much saturated fat and carbohydrate in the diet may cause cholesterol deposits to build up in the arteries, which may in turn cause blockages and other long-term damage to the heart and blood vessels.
Oxidative damage is also thought to be a major contributor to an impaired function of heart and cardiovascular system. Naturally-occurring compounds called free radicals may cause oxidative damage at the cellular level, contributing to a weakening and hardening of artery walls and other damage. Free radicals are produced naturally from normal bodily functioning (breathing and digestion) but also from eating over-cooked foods, sun/other radiation and exposure to smoke and pollution.
Antioxidants are compounds that neutralize free radicals and have other beneficial roles in the body, including a protective role to the heart and cardiovascular system.
Montmorency cherries are a rich source of anthocyanins and other phenolic and flavonoid compounds, such as quercetin, known to possess powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and other health-promoting properties, that may help protect and maintain your long-term cardiovascular health. Quercetin protect low density lipoproteins (LDL – the ‘bad’ cholesterol) from oxidative damage , thus reducing their atherogenicity and anthocyanins might also lower blood lipids thus reducing the risk of heart disease.
Taking a daily glass of diluted CherryActive Concentrate, or one to two CherryActive Capsules, help to maintain a healthy heart and cardiovascular system, as part of a healthy and active lifestyle.