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National No Smoking Day – March 12th 2014

March 12th is National No Smoking Day, so what better day to quit than today? Most of us are all aware of the numerous health, as well as social and financial benefits to quitting. If you do smoke, quitting is the single most beneficial action you can take to improve your general health. As you can see from our list below, quitting will drastically improve not only...

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Beans for a Healthy Heart

Beans for a Healthy Heart

A new study has confirmed information thatmany nutritionists and health professionals have been advocating for many years, that beans within your diet can help maintain a healthy heart. The study has found that people with type-2 diabetes should eat morebeans, lentils and pulses to help control blood sugar levels and reduce therisk of heart disease. Eating more...

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Daily Flaxseed Can Lower Blood Pressure

Taking a daily dose of flaxseed has been found to lower the risk of high blood pressure, reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease. Flaxseed can be added to cereals, salads or even baked foods such as bagels and muffins. Researchers from University Hospital Holguin, Cuba, havefound adding flaxseed to the diet can reduce systolic blood pressure by 10mmHgand...

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Watermelon Reverses Atherosclerosis

Watermelon juice has been found to reverse atherosclerosis in an animal study. The fruit juice demonstrated positive effects after just eight weeks. The study, which was conducted at the University of Kentucky was published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. The trial involved mice with diet induced high cholesterol. The control group was given water to...

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Can Non-Alcoholic Red Wine Reduce Blood Pressure

“A glass of red wine is good for the heart”. We’ve all heard of this medical fact, but a new study suggests that non-alcoholic red wine can lead to a decrease in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The study was published in American Heart Association journal Circulation Research. The researchers studied 67 men with diabetes or three or more cardiovascular...

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Can berries help prevent heart attacks?

Can berries help prevent heart attacks?

A new study claims that eating summer fruits such as strawberries and blueberries three times a week could drastically reduce the risk of heart attacks. The study was carried out on women, but these findings can also be applied to men. So can berries help prevent heart attacks? Read on to find out more… Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the University...

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Six Foods for a Healthy Heart (Part 2)

Continuing from Part 1 of foods for a healthy heart, the following foods have also been found to be beneficial in maintaining a healthy heart and improving general health. All of these foods can easily be incorporated into your regular diet. You may even be pleasantly surprised by some of the recommended foods! Beans, lentils and pulses are very important foods for...

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Six Foods for a Healthy Heart (Part 1)

Six Foods for a Healthy Heart (Part 1)

Heart disease can be prevented by making a few simple dietary changes, alongside regular exercise, avoiding excess alcohol and stopping smoking.  All of these factors can influence your chances of getting heart disease. A healthy diet is a good way to start to improve heart function. Read on for our six foods for a healthy heart… There are many foods that can...

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