Friday, August 29, 2008

Food for the Heart

A large glass of red wine contains about three...Image via Wikipedia A heart - healthy diet we will love, foods you'd eat even if they weren't good for you.

Chocolate: Everybody's favorite, but choose the dark one or dark chocolate, european kind is rich in nutrients called flavonols, which lower both blood pressure and LDL cholesterol.

Red Wine: Grape skins contain the antioxidant resveratrol, which helps prevent blood clots and the stiffenng of heart tissue. In addition, alcohol of heart tissue. In addition alcohol raises HDL or "good" cholesterol.

Nuts: Almonds, walnuts macadamias, and hazelnuts are high in monounsaturated fat, which lowers LDL or "bad" cholesterol without reducing HDL They are also rich source of vitamin E (a powerful antioxidant) and of The amino acid arginine, which helps keep artery walls healthy. Walnuts, in addition, protect against clotting and arrhythmia. But keep nut to an ounce a day: They're also high in calories.

Olive oil: As a monounsaturated fat, its good for your cholesterol numbers. In addition, dressing your salad with a little olive oil or using it to saute leafy green vegetables will help you absorb the nutrients in those vegetables

Avocados: True, they're high in fat, but it's the healthy monounsaturated fat kind. Chemicals in avocado also inhibit cholesterol absorption and protect against hypertension.

Wow these foods are not bad at all, all are good for our heart, just eat it in moderation enjoy!!!


Nilz said...

Comforting tips. I quite agree with you. There is no problem in consuming them within legit limit.

aybi said...

Avocados are next on my list!! great post!

jhun said...

cool list you have... they are all good as long as you eat them in moderation :D. red wine is definitely good... around 1 to 2 glasses a day...

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