obstructed-arteries

Morning Mistake is WRECKING Your Arteries

Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about our arteries.

But if you want to live a long life, you need to keep them clear.

Hardened, congested arteries can lead to angina… high blood pressure… heart attack… and even stroke.

Now, research proves that a simple, daily mistake could be slowly (and permanently) wrecking your arteries.

And you may be making this mistake first thing in the morning.

You’ve heard it countless times before: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”

But new research proves this is much more than just a saying!

In fact, this latest study found that skipping breakfast can actually lead to atherosclerosis, or the hardening and narrowing of the arteries.

Researchers monitored the breakfast habits of 4,052 adults between the ages of 40 and 54.

The data found that roughly 3 percent typically skipped breakfast altogether, 69 percent were low-energy breakfast consumers (getting only a small portion of their daily energy from their morning meal), and another 28 percent were regular breakfast consumers.

Those who skipped breakfast or ate very little were much more likely to develop atherosclerosis.

They also had larger waist circumference, higher Body Mass Index numbers, and other heart problem indicators.

The reason is obvious. When we skip breakfast, we tend to gorge ourselves on bad food throughout the rest of the day.

Study author Valentin Fuster, director of Mount Sinai Heart and editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, explains: “This study provides evidence that this is one bad habit people can proactively change to reduce their risk for heart disease.”

If you’ve been skipping breakfast, NOW is the time to break that routine.

Start your morning with a meal rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Try fresh fruit, whole grains, and a source of healthy protein like eggs or turkey bacon.

You’ll be saving your arteries… and maybe your life.

Fighting For Your Health,

Susan White
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health