Heart Health and Micronutrients: What You Need to Know

Heart Health and Micronutrients: What You Need to Know

Getting the proper nutrition for optimal health is one way to reduce your risk of illness and premature aging. However, not everyone can manage to get exactly what they need from their diet alone. Say what you will about superfoods like acai berries, kale, and pea protein, or even beetroot, no one is reaching for a green smoothie while binge watching Netflix.

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that a lack of several specific nutrients could raise the risk of death for some cardiac patients. The research followed 246 patients (predominantly Caucasian males), all of whom had been diagnosed with heart failure. The patients were asked to keep a detailed food diary of everything they ate for four consecutive days. They were also followed by the research team, checking in once a month with study leaders for a year following their participation.

A connection between heart health and micronutrients

Micronutrient deficiencies were found for magnesium, vitamins D, C, E, and zinc. Participants who were deficient were more likely to die or be re-admitted to hospitals during the year-long follow up than patients who had few or no deficiencies. Over the study period, 44% of those patients who were deficient in seven or more nutrients, died or had to go back into hospital with complications from their heart disease. In the group with few or no deficiencies, the rate of death or hospitalization was only 25%.

The authors suspect that the lack of variety in the diet contributed to the deficiencies although further research is required. Patients of more advanced age (the average age of study was 61) may be a higher concern due do having a less diverse diet each day. A press release on the study can be found here, with links to the AHA journal article

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Of course, no supplement, drink or vitamin combination can guarantee a protective effect against poor health, however closing any potential nutrient gaps should be a priority. Mixfit makes this easy by only supplying the right mix of nutrients you need every day based on the data you provide. Just as every person’s goals for fitness are individual, Mixfit’s Intelligent Nutrition Assistant (MINA), determines the right amount of each micronutrient for an individual’s particular needs using the latest in technology and data analytics.

It’s all about personalization. A tailored approach to nutrition is the wave of the future, that we make available with a touch of a button. Whether you are training to run a marathon or are watching a marathon session of Game of Thrones Mixfit will help close essential nutritional gaps.

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