Have you ever noticed that the older you get, the stiffer you get? And the stiffer you get, the older you feel? It’s a vicious cycle that affects every part of your body — your joints, your muscles… and even your arteries.
Now, stiff joints and muscles are a nuisance. But stiff arteries are a serious business…
They make it harder for your heart to pump blood throughout your body. They also increase your risk of stroke and heart attack. In fact, they’re the cause of 75 percent of all deaths from heart disease.
But it turns out, stiff arteries don’t just take a toll on your heart. They take a toll on your brain too.
Arterial stiffness causes memory loss… and may even lead to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
What’s even more alarming is people with stiff arteries have higher levels of amyloid-beta peptides in their brains — the same amyloid-beta peptides that clump together to create the amyloid-beta plaques that cause Alzheimer’s.
Individuals suffering from senile dementia have impaired memory as well as changes in other areas of cognition, such as language, vision, and abstract thinking, that prevents them from functioning properly. The classic indicators of dementia are short-term memory loss, inability to think through problems or to finish complex tasks, difficulty concentrating, confusion and abnormal behavior.
Cognitive decline is a major fear as we all age. Most of us will probably never develop Alzheimer’s, but it is better to be proactive and prevent it rather than wait until it is too late and be diagnosed with this disease.
So the moral of the story is: Having stiff arteries is bad news for your two most vital organs — your heart and your brain. The only question is… what can you do to keep your arteries soft, pliable, and ageless and prevent or even reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s dementia?
Well, whether you want to prevent stiff arteries or reverse hardening of the arteries that supply blood to your brain, your arterial health, and your brain health is in your own hands. You just need to make a few simple but crucial lifestyle changes and take the following supplements. Here are some of the most important:
- Keep your blood sugar balanced. High blood sugar hardens your arteries. That’s why you need to do everything you can to maintain your metabolic health… especially if you’re already dealing with serious conditions like prediabetes and diabetes. Avoiding sugar is a good thing.
- Exercise regularly. It’s been shown that even short sessions of exercise, as little as fifteen minutes a day, has reduced arterial stiffness in people with diabetes.
- Eat an anti-inflammatory diet. Like most health conditions, stiff arteries are caused by inflammation. Counteract this inflammation with powerful anti-inflammatory foods like dark, leafy greens, salmon, berries, turmeric, and green tea. Blood markers like CRP (C-Reactive Protein) and Homocysteine are also indicators of the level of inflammation in your body. A simple blood test can make sure, so get your levels checked.
- Keep an eye on your blood pressure. If your blood pressure is high, there’s a good chance your arteries are stiff.
- Don’t’ smoke and drink. They are bad for you…and your arteries. They both increase inflammation levels in your body, but smoking, in particular, has a disastrous effect on your arteries. It damages the lining of your arteries and causes them to tighten.
- Drink more tea. Green tea and black tea are filled with flavonoids that help your arteries relax and stay pliable.
- Take an Omega 3 High Strength fish oil supplement. EPA and DHA, the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil, reduce inflammation, and improve the flexibility of your arteries. A review of recent research suggests that you should take 900 milligrams of EPA and DHA to get more flexible arteries.
- Take a product like Amino Flo that contains L-Arginine. At 6 grams daily, L-Arginine significantly increases nitric oxide secretion, which is a powerful vasodilator with endothelial anti-inflammatory effects.
- Take vitamin D3: low vitamin D levels predict memory loss and cognitive dysfunction.
- Take Memory Core: This is a dietary supplement that supports healthy neurological functions and memory. Memory Core contains all the necessary ingredients to promote healthy brain function.