Earlier this year, we wrote a blog about heart health and tea.
In today's blog, I want to re-emphasize something from that blog, which is our passion—the heart.
As we’ve said, the heart is the most important muscle in the body. It works harder than any other muscle, and it works constantly. I compared it to a car engine and drew parallels to highlight the importance of caring for the “engine” of the human body.
If it stops, you stop. That’s no bueno.
The heart has become a major focus in the medical world, and I want to take a moment to explain to you why this is true.
Cardiac (heart) disease is on the rise and it’s already America’s number one health problem by the number of patients and cost of treatments.
The word “disease” can make it sound like a cold. It’s not like a cold. There are many lifestyle choices that directly affect the heart, and it’s difficult to reverse them. You most likely hear about obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, inactivity, etc.
There’s more to it.
Dr. Michael Miller, a cardiology professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine told Healthline, “The main factors driving the rise in heart disease are obesity and type 2 diabetes, but the real underlying culprits are moving less and stressing more.”
(We wrote about stress a couple weeks back, and you can find that here.)
Miller goes on: “What we aren't doing enough is getting up and out, spending quality time with loved ones daily, and smelling the roses….” I love what he says here. I believe it’s true.Numerous studies have shown it to be true. The community you live in and how you spend your time with them directly affects your physical health, namely the heart.
Do a simple Google search and you will be fascinated by the affects of stress on the body.
Finally, the cost . . . lots of money and your life.
According to Healthline.com, “New statistics predict that 45 percent of people in the United States will have at least one issue related to the disease by 2035.”
They go on: “The AHA predicts that costs related to the disease will double from $555 billion in 2016 to $1.1 trillion in 2035. That ‘could bankrupt our nation’s economy and healthcare system,’ according to AHA President Steven Houser, PhD.”
Our bodies cannot function without the heart pumping blood, which is full of nutrients, to every area of itself.
Let’s take the simple example of oxygen, just because it’s a fun example: As blood comes to the heart from the rest of the body, it is nutrient poor. Oxygen has already been delivered to muscles, etc.
That blood enters the heart, is sent to the lungs to become oxygen rich, goes back to the heart, and is sent out to the body again.
The more efficient the heart, the more efficient the body is.
This is true in normal everyday function, in exercise, in it’s processing of stress, in its ability to heal from injury or sickness…
You can see where I’m going can’t you?
A heart is more efficient when the passageways are clear! When the heart is able to send blood through those passageways without scum that decreases efficiency (and possibly clogs completely), then the heart helps your body to operate as it should!
Think about it: What you consume directly affects the body’s daily operations of digestion, fighting off illness, quality sleep, etc.
We developed a nutrition bar that directly affects your heart in a positive way. We did this because we knew that tea was widely known and proven to aid the health of your heart, but had never been usedin food like this before.
In our products, we have brought you tea on-the-go, and you can eat it!
If someone asked me, “Jeremiah, would you like any of the nutrition bars you consume to directly aid the health of your heart?”
That’s an easy yes. I consume bars regularly and macronutrients are important, but we’ve added one of the most unique micronutrients known to man. Our natural tea extract called “Choleve” has been scientifically proven to reduce cholesterol.
We want to change the world one heart at a time.
You’re welcome :)
“Feed the body.”