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Governor Chris Christie's Surprise Gastric Bypass Has Americans Talking about Health: What Are Less Drastic Ways to Stay Lean and Prevent Cardio Risks?
Date:5/10/2013

PASADENA, Texas, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The revelation this week by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie that he underwent gastric bypass surgery earlier this year has many Americans talking about the importance of proper nutrition and its impact on cardio health and weight management.  While the water cooler buzz has congratulated Mr. Christie for taking a strong step toward better weight control, the lap band procedure is still drastic – and news of his surgery has shined a light on the role of better eating habits, exercise and taking the right supplements, if needed, to prevent cardio risks before they reach a crisis point. The question for many Americans:  "What should I be doing on a daily basis to support my heart and cardio-vascular system?"

Nationally recognized nutrition expert and published author Keri Glassman ("The O2 Diet" and most recently, "The New You and Improved Diet") serves up five easy-to-follow tips to help Americans maintain their heart health.  Nutrition and supplement in-take (when diet alone isn't enough) are linked to maintaining cardio health and longevity – and simple protocols can be adopted, without too much effort, to ensure that your ticker stays in optimal shape:

  • Eat Heart Healthy Foods:  Select a high-fiber, low sodium diet, avoiding processed foods and ultra-unhealthy "trans fats."  Shift instead to fruits, veggies, and healthy fats (seeds, nuts, avocado, olive oil, flax and fish).
  • Choose Smart Supplements:  Omega-3 sources like sardines have long been recognized as cardio health super nutrients.  Now, exciting new research has also uncovered the essential role of Ubiquinol in heart health. Ubiquinol is the pre-converted, active form of CoQ10, and it is found to promote and maintain cardiovascular health. CoQ10 is found in eggs, beef, fish, raw vegetables like spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, and unprocessed grains. A key energy releasing enzyme, Ubiquinol is in its highest concentrations in the heart, but Ubiquinol levels diminish with age making it an essential supplement for those over 40.  Lower levels of this important antioxidant make cells more vulnerable to damage and resulting heart disease. Taking a daily Ubiquinol supplement, sold alongside regular CoQ10, can provide essential support for cardio health.
  • Lose Just 10 Pounds to Kick Start Better Health
    Many of us want to seriously slim down – to the tune of 30 plus pounds. That's essential for anyone seriously overweight, but even a reduction of 10 pounds can decrease cholesterol levels, blood pressure, the risk of heart attack, and even reduce the need for some medications. Simple aerobic exercises – such as taking the stairs, going for a five minute walk around the block, or standing up during commercial breaks or while waiting at a doctor's office (which can burn 32 percent more calories than sitting) – are a good place to start. 
  • Snack wisely
    Healthy snacking is acceptable because it decreases extreme hunger and the urge to overeat large meals – but these "snacks" should consist of real food.  A slice of turkey wrapped around asparagus or a hard-boiled egg are great choices.  Air popped popcorn is a "portable" snack alternate.
  • Know your Heart Health 411
    Make a commitment to assessing your personal heart health.  Determine if you are at risk for cardiovascular disease through a lab work-up and evaluation that includes your cholesterol information and blood pressure reading. Dig into your family's past to determine if there is a history of heart disease and talk with your doctor about what that means. Evaluate your alcohol consumption – and, most importantly, quit smoking.
  • Heart disease is a leading killer in the U.S. (number one among women) in large part thanks to our high fat cuisine and lack of exercise as a nation. By following easy steps regarding diet, taking supplements when diet alone can't do the trick, and regular exercise, we can all give our heart the love and attention it deserves.

    For more information about heart healthy supplementation, visit www.ubiquinol.org.

    About Kaneka
    Ubiquinol is made exclusively in the USA by Kaneka, the leader in CoQ10 ingredients worldwide. Ubiquinol helps sustain the body's natural energy, protect cells from damage, slow the aging process, and promote the overall health of the heart and other vital organs.  It is the advanced form of CoQ10 that is more easily utilized in the body, especially for people with compromised immune systems or those over 40 years of age.  It is manufactured by Kaneka, the same company that commercialized the first CoQ10 more than 30 years ago as a prescription pharmaceutical in Japan. For more information and the latest clinical research on Ubiquinol, please visit www.ubiquinol.org. Media Contacts:John JarmulMark DouglasKaneka NutrientsCarryOn Public Relations john.jarmul@kaneka.com

    markd@carryonpr.com281.291.4423310.766.8100 


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