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February 4, 2009

Drink your way to a Healthier Heart!

Filed under: herbals and fruit blends,Tea in Arizona — Administrator @ 6:31 pm

Drink your way to a Healthier Heart!

No, it’s not what you are thinking….

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Every year 700,000 people the U.S. die of heart disease. According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. This is a sad statistic especially since we all can lower our risk for heart disease by making some lifestyle changes. Research studies show that maintaining a healthy weight and diet, regular exercise, not smoking and moderate alcohol consumption can greatly reduce the risk for heart attack and stroke. die of heart disease. According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. This is a sad statistic especially since we all can lower our risk for heart disease by making some lifestyle changes. Research studies show that maintaining a healthy weight and diet, regular exercise, not smoking and moderate alcohol consumption can greatly reduce the risk for heart attack and stroke.

In recent years, researchers also found that drinking tea regularly (3-4 cups per day) can help to lower cholesterol and keep your heart healthy.

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Another alternative are the many herbals mother nature provides so generously to support health and wellbeing. Hawthorne (Crataegus), in particular is known as the supreme herb for heart health. It dilates arteries and veins, allowing blood to flow more easily and releasing cardiovascular restrictions and blockages. In Germany, where herbal medicine is more mainstream than in the U.S., three dozen hawthorn-based heart medicines are prescribed today.? Hawthorne is a tonic herb and best results are achieved if it is used over a period of time. It can be taken as tea, tincture or capsules. For an infusion, it is recommended to use 2 teaspoons of dried leaves and flowers per 6oz of boiling water and steep for 5-8 minutes. Add honey and drink 2 cups per day.

For a tasty and heart-healthy infusion combine hawthorne with lemon balm or lemon verbena sit back, sip and relax

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Souvia will be featuring this herb and other heart healthy choices at an event on? February 21st 1pm – 3pm at our Phoenix location.? We will also have Proactive Health? Screenings? on site to show how technology can help you take a peek at your cardiovascular health in a? noninvasive and painless way.? Stop by drink to your health and learn more about screenings.

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Here’s to your health!