LIVE IT: Reduce Risk of Heart Disease with Water

LIVE IT: Reduce Risk of Heart Disease with Water


(upbeat pop music) ♫ Live it ♫ I’m gonna live it ♫ Live it – Think about how much water
you drink in a typical day. – [Dr. Reeves] Would you drink more water if you knew it would reduce
your risk of heart disease by half? – About 40% of people in this country die of cardiovascular disease. So it is a serious disease that develops over many, many years. And, the good news is, it is preventable. – Heart disease is caused when
any blockage in your arteries keeps the heart from
receiving enough blood. – [Patricia] The buildup
of plaque can result from risk factors like
smoking, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. – [Dr. Reeves] This Loma
Linda University health study followed 34,000
Californians over 15 years. – Both men and women who
drank five or more glasses of water per day had about half the risk of dying of coronary heart disease. – [Patricia] And that’s
the simple tip for the day. – [Dr. Reeves] Drink at
least five glasses of water every day to lower your
risk for heart disease. – [Dr. Knutsen] You can
spice with some lemon, lime, or orange slices. – [Patricia] Herbal teas
without sugar have also shown its similar effect on lowering
your risk of heart disease. – [Dr. Reeves] But remember,
drinks like juice and soda are high in sugar, and
won’t give us the benefit of lowering your risk of heart disease. – [Patricia] There’s your
simple tip for the day on how you can live healthier, longer. (people laughing) ♫ Live it ♫ I’m gonna live it ♫ Live it

2 Comments

  1. I've had heart problems for many many years, and I found out it wasn't my heart! It was my allergy to GLUTEN!! I am allergic to gluten and once I removed it I started feeling much better and it completely went away! I highly recommend everyone here try checking their diets and removing all: gluten, dairy, eggs, seafood, OILS, processed foods, red meats, nuts, etc. Just for a few weeks or month and see if you're heart condition gets better. Eat steamed vegetables, lean meats, and make sure you're talking to both an allergist and nutritionist!! Your life might change for the better!

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