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Far off the coast of Panama, on a remote island, there lives a native tribe called the Kuna, who maintain remarkably good health. Despite their daily indulgence in decadent treats, they have six times less incidence of heart attack, 17 times less incidence of stroke, and 18 times less incidence of cancer than their mainland contemporaries. And, as if that wasn’t enough, Kunas that are retirement-age and older have blood pressure rates that rival those of any healthy 20-year old. So what’s their secret? Well, it isn’t good genes. It’s something delicious and nutritious. Incoming search terms:flavonols (1033)flavanols (19)safe cocoa […]
Continue reading Chocolate Flavonols: A Sweet Treat That is Good for Your Heart?
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A study from the University of Edinburgh shows exposing skin to the sun’s rays releases a compound in the blood vessels which helps to reduce blood pressure, alleviates the risk for heart attack and stroke, and improves overall health.In the United Kingdom, heart disease and stroke due to high blood pressure are estimated to cause 80 times more deaths than from skin cancer. A group of 24 volunteers were exposed to tanning lamps for two sessions of 20 minutes each. In one session, the volunteers were exposed to the UV rays and the heat of the lamps while in another […]
Continue reading Sunshine Exposure Prolongs Life
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A study shows that vegetarians have a lower risk of developing heart disease compared to meat-eaters. The lower risk may be attributable to lower blood pressure and cholesterol among the vegetarians. The findings were reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by the research team led by Francesca Crowe at the University of Oxford. The study tracked about 45,000 residents of England and Scotland in 1990 where they disclosed their diet, lifestyle and general health and one-third of the respondents followed a vegetarian diet exclusive of fish or meat. Over the next 11-12 years, 169 of the participants died […]
Continue reading Lower Risk of Heart Disease for Vegetarians
Posted in: Diet, Disease Prevention, Diseases, Food, Fruits, Healthy Eating, Heart Disease, Lifestyle, News Briefs, Vegetables
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