The cardiovascular system carries nutrients, hormones and oxygen in the blood and removes waste products through an amazing network of ever smaller blood vessels until it reaches every cell in the body. The pump that drives this process is the heart, a muscle that works tirelessly and beats some 100 000 times a day.
The health of this incredibly important system is largely dependent on the food we choose to put in our mouths.
One of the great disservices to the public in the last century is the promotion of so-called ‘heart healthy’ processed vegetable oils which have turned out to be anything but healthy, especially for the heart. The most vilified fats have been the saturated fats, like Coconut Oil, which ironically may just be the very best thing you can do for your heart.
When there are lower than normal red blood cells, the condition is known as anaemia. Iron is often given to correct the problem but too much iron can cause severe problems. Natural oils help restore the balance.
Many oils are cardioprotective because they prevent the build-up of ‘bad’ cholesterol and because their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities contribute to good heart health.