REVERSE Heart Disease for 10 Cents a Day
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
It seems like everyone is telling you to eat more fiber these days.
And with good reason — this miracle nutrient is key to keeping your blood sugar balanced, your bowels healthy and your waist trim.
But there’s one more reason you should be eating fiber — your heart.
You see, according to European researchers, a certain type of fiber can help you REVERSE heart disease.
And the best part — it only costs about a dime a day.
I’m talking about inulin, a powerful prebiotic fiber that encourages the growth of “good” gut bacteria.
And since having a balanced gut can boost your overall health, a team of French and Belgian scientists wanted to see if inulin had a direct effect on heart disease.
For the study, researchers split mice that were already suffering from heart disease into two groups.
They were both fed unhealthy, Western-style diets — but one group also got inulin supplements
Next, they tracked damage in endothelial cells, which line the walls of blood vessels. Any damage to these special cells is a clear indication of heart disease.
After the 12-week trial, the scientists found that the inulin had completely REVERSED endothelial damage.
It’s as if this special fiber erased any damage done by the poor diet.
This means the inulin can help negate the effects of poor diet and stop heart disease before it starts!
Of course, this doesn’t give you the green light to gorge on French fries and doughnuts. Instead, it’s an all-natural way to help keep your heart in tiptop shape while following a healthy diet.
Experts believe inulin is so effective at shielding your heart because it increases the number of bacteria in your gut that produce nitric oxide, a powerful chemical that improves blood flow.
Plus, inulin ups the amount of a special gut bug called Akkermansia, which helps fight the negative effects of obesity, like heart disease.
You can get inulin supplements at your local natural health store or through internet retailers like vitacost.com for about 10 cents a day.
Better heart health for pennies a day? Sounds good to me.
Managing editor, Living Well Daily
Ed. Note: Please send your feedback: email@example.com – and click here to like us on Facebook.
 Targeting the gut microbiota with inulin-type fructans: preclinical demonstration of a novel approach in the management of endothelial dysfunction
Written By Natalie Moore
Natalie Moore is a dedicated health researcher with a passion for finding healthy, natural, and science-based solutions. After a decade of direct healthcare experience in western and natural medicine, she was involved in public health research before joining Living Well Daily.
View More Free Articles
EAR Test Protects Your BRAIN?
Hearing loss has a habit of sneaking up on folks. Typically, it happens so slowly that you don’t notice it until you’ve lost a SIGNIFICANT amount of hearing. According to the National Institutes of Health, about 8 percent of adults 55 to 64 have disabling hearing loss. That number jumps to 25 percent for people...
Missing "Lucky Penny" Mineral Harms Your Heart
Dear Living Well Daily Reader, Some nutrients get all the glory. There are the vitamin A-Listers like C, D, and E. And although minerals like calcium, potassium, and magnesium might be considered B-List stars, they ALSO get their fair share of attention. But one vital nutrient never gets to walk the red carpet. And that...
Risk of Stroke SURGES 50% Worldwide?!
It’s NOT good news. A recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO), confirmed that the chance of having a stroke has skyrocketed by a whopping 50 percent in the last twenty years. According to the WHO, that means your stroke risk is now about one in four. Next time you’re in a crowd, look...
Is Tofu GOOD for You? (The Truth REVEALED)
I often wonder why so many people are passionate about tofu. There’s something about it that triggers strong emotions. Some folks HATE it, while others LOVE it. But is it good for you? Well, it’s complicated. Tofu is a fermented soy product. It tastes bland alone. But it takes on the taste of whatever you...
Bizarre New Cell Phone Risk (Beware)
I sometimes joke with my (adult) kids. “Do you know,” I ask, “that the PHONE you carry around with you all the time can make phone calls?” They laugh and mumble, “Old,” under their breath. I swear the generations who grew up with a cell phone attached to their palm will do almost anything to...
MAILBAG: Crush COPD Symptoms NATURALLY
“Got any natural treatments for COPD?” – Mike, Ann Arbor, MI Dear Mike, Unfortunately, COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, is a common condition. In fact, it’s now the third leading cause of death in the United States. COPD causes the airways to constrict, making breathing difficult or uncomfortable. Persistent coughing, excess mucus production, wheezing,...
The COVID-Triggered Habit Harming Your Health
Boy, a LOT has changed in the last few years. COVID altered our lives in so many ways. I used to largely ignore hearing a cough or sneeze in public. But now they get my attention EVERY time. In fact, protecting myself from them has a side benefit. I’ve dodged many of the other sniffle-and-...
Fruit-Aisle Secret to Better Heart and Brain Health
Aging often gets a bad rap. But there are a bunch of advantages to getting older (and wiser). And honestly, it sure beats the heck out of the alternative. But we can all agree that getting older has one BIG drawback… Over the years, you start to collect illnesses. First, it could be your blood...
Knock Out Severe Knee Pain NATURALLY
Dear Living Well Daily Reader, You might know the old saying, “Walk a mile in his shoes.” Well, it’s a perfect fit when talking about knee pain. Except it might be more accurate to say, “Limp a mile.” Because all too often, when you tell someone you suffer from chronic knee pain, they blow you...
"Bright Idea" Battles Dementia WITHOUT Drugs
Mainstream medicine giving the thumbs up to a drug-free, non-invasive treatment for ANYTHING is like spotting a unicorn. But that’s precisely what’s happened with dementia. You probably already know how poor the options are for treating this disease. Heck, even the MOST enthusiastic supporter of drug therapies will admit the existing Alzheimer’s meds are a...