Nopalea Heart Smart Health

By Frank Yaconis

Heart health has taken center stage over the past few decades as doctors realized that more and more people die of cardiovascular disease than many other illnesses.

The scary part about having a heart attack or stroke is that it often comes on without any warning and once it strikes, very little can be done at times.

It is said that 60 percent of people suffer heart attacks during sleeping.

Women are especially vulnerable to a sneak attack of heart failure because unlike symptoms men report, women often don’t have sudden chest pain signaling the onset of a heart attack.

Another factor that makes it more dangerous for women is that women have a tendency to brush off symptoms and not take them seriously.

This can be the difference between life and death.

While men often experience chest pain and other pain in their arms, women can have signs that are much different.


For instance, it is said that fatigue can be a sign of an oncoming attack.

In addition, women often experience shortness of breath and a pain in their jaw, but not always pain in their chest.

Because of the seriousness of heart attack, it is important that women especially life a lifestyle that does everything possible to potentially prevent this scary event.

It is now known that chronic inflammation, especially hidden inflammation, can help doctors determine someone’s risk level to have cardiovascular disease.

That is why taking steps to reduce inflammation is important.

One way people are doing this is in what they eat and drink. Here are some ways to help prevent heart attack:

1. The Prickly Pear Cactus is a known anti-inflammatory. It can be eaten as a vegetable and drunk as a juice. Nopalea Juice is made from the prickly pear cactus.

2. Eat a small bite of dark chocolate each day. The antioxidants and other special properties of dark chocolate can help fight inflammation.

3. Drink a small (four to six ounce) glass of red wine on a daily basis. Ingredients in red wine are also said to help with inflammation.

4. Eat mainly whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. In other words, cut back on meats, especially red meat.

5. Get adequate rest. That means eight hours of sleep a night.

6. Get a simple blood test to measure your CRP levels. C-reactive protein levels measure the inflammation levels within your body and help determine your risk for heart attack or cardiovascular disease.

7. Exercise daily.

These are very easy ways to reduce your risk of heart attack. Think about what else you can do on a daily basis to help reduce your chances of developing cardiovascular disease. If you make them a part of your day and they become a habit, they will seem welcome and you will begin to miss them when you skip a day.

The irony is that several of these things: many also consider drinking wine and eating chocolate small luxuries. Isn’t that great?

About the Author: Frank Yocanis has been researching and writing about


for the past decade. He has even traveled to the Sonoran desert half a dozen times to study how Nopalea contains amazing properties that help with all kinds of joint pain, including

chronic inflammation

. He is excited to share how this antioxidant-rich drink can change your life.


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