With a healthy heart, the beat goes on

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - STAR SPECIAL -

THE heart is one of our most vi­tal or­gans. Day in, day out, it works tire­lessly to nour­ish our cells.

We tend to take our heart for granted, which means poor heart health can seem to ap­pear out of the blue.

How­ever, heart dis­ease does not hap­pen sud­denly; it builds up from years of dam­age to the heart mus­cle and ar­ter­ies.

Hered­ity loads the gun, lifestyle pulls the trig­ger

Heart health is one of the big­gest health con­cerns world­wide. Heart dis­ease is no longer the do­main of in­di­vid­u­als with a strong fam­ily his­tory of heart at­tacks and the aged – it is now ram­pant among the mid­dle-aged and is also grad­u­ally ob­served among youths as well.

Meta­bolic dis­or­ders such as hy­per­c­holes­terolemia, di­a­betes, hy­per­ten­sion and obe­sity which even­tu­ally lead to poor heart health are sig­nif­i­cantly as­so­ci­ated with un­healthy diets, lack of phys­i­cal ex­er­cise and health-de­struc­tive habits such as smok­ing, in­creased al­co­hol con­sump­tion and even lib­eral use of recre­ational drugs, all of which can take a toll on over­all health and well-be­ing.

A fo­cus on preventing dis­ease and ill­ness rather than treat­ing the symp­toms would of­fer man­i­fold benefits. Adopt­ing a healthy lifestyle and good di­etary habits are es­sen­tial to keep­ing the heart free of ail­ments.

An ac­tive, vi­brant lifestyle is the first step to im­prov­ing car­dio­vas­cu­lar fit­ness. With the ad­di­tion of ef­fec­tive weight man­age­ment and good nu­tri­tion, car­diac in­ci­dences can be pre­vented.

Nu­tri­ents your heart will love

As the say­ing goes, “You are what you eat.” Food is of­ten the first line of de­fence against a range of health prob­lems.

Stud­ies sug­gest that a diet abun­dant in oats is es­pe­cially ben­e­fi­cial to pre­vent the on­set of car­dio­vas­cu­lar and blood sugar com­pli­ca­tions and per­haps, more im­por­tantly, to ef­fec­tively man­age these dis­or­ders in pa­tients with chronic or acute his­to­ries of coro­nary heart dis­ease or Type-2 di­a­betes.

Oat beta-glu­can, a pow­er­ful polysac­cha­ride and sol­u­ble fi­bre found in the outer lay­ers of the grain (oat bran), has been proven clin­i­cally to con­fer ex­cep­tional heart-healthy and choles­terol-low­er­ing benefits while pro­tect­ing the di­ges­tive tract and slow­ing down the ab­sorp­tion of sug­ars from food.

The key to bet­ter health

For the mi­nor­ity of heart pa­tients, specif­i­cally those who have ex­pe­ri­enced heart at­tacks, stents or coro­nary artery by­pass may be life-sav­ing. For the rest, none of the pre­sent ther­a­pies tar­get the cause – lifestyle.

Start your preven­tion pro­gramme by adopt­ing a healthy lifestyle and in­cor­po­rat­ing func­tional foods like Biogrow Oat BG22 into your daily diet.

Biogrow Oat BG22 is made of oat bran pow­der im­ported from Swe­den. Two scoops (ap­prox­i­mately 18g) a day will pro­vide more than 3gm of oat beta-glu­can for op­ti­mal choles­terol-low­er­ing ef­fect.

Biogrow Oat BG22 is also avail­able in a con­ve­nient travel pack of 30 sa­chets, which makes it much eas­ier for those al­ways on the go to achieve the 3gm rec­om­mended daily in­take of oat beta-glu­can.

Tak­ing two sa­chets (ap­prox­i­mately 18gm) a day with cold or warm wa­ter will pro­vide more than 3gm oat beta-glu­can, which will help to re­duce choles­terol nat­u­rally.

This ar­ti­cle is con­trib­uted by Sum­mit Com­pany (M) Sdn Bhd.

For more prod­uct de­tails, call 03-7628 8888 or e-mail info@biogrow.com.my

Start your preven­tion pro­gramme by adopt­ing a healthy lifestyle and in­cor­po­rat­ing func­tional foods like Biogrow Oat BG22 into your daily diet.

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