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Heart Healthy Foods - Overcoming High Blood Pressure, Issue #61
November 04, 2016
Fight Inflammation With These Heart Healthy Foods
November 4, 2016
With these heart healthy foods you can feast your way, during this holiday season, to better health.
Our topics for newsletter Issue #61 are:
Inflammation is a normal part of the body's immune response; because without it we cannot heal. But when inflammation is out of control stuff starts to happen within the body.
It plays a significant role in heart disease.
So with the holiday season fast approaching add these heart healthy foods to your menu for you, your family and guest to enjoy. You are adding cardiovascular protection to their diet.
Garlic has this compound that lowers the production of substances in the blood that boost inflammation. Learn more about the power of garlic.
Then there is onion, preferably red or yellow onions, another seasoning that has a flavonoid called Quercetin that helps inhibit inflammation causing agents at play when you have arthritis.
Remember to add dark leafy greens to the table. The vitamin E in them is key in your fight to control high blood pressure by providing your body with calcium and iron. These are disease fighting flavonoids.
Then there is tart cherries. Tart Cherries contains the highest anti-inflammatory content of any food. It is known to help athletes recover faster from intense workouts and decreases post-exertion muscle pain. So think what it would do for you.
Eat this and not that they say to better control blood pressure but cutting down on salt alone is not good enough. With stress being a main part of the holiday season keeping your blood pressure levels down is very important.
Include some of these heart healthy foods like walnuts, cooking with extra virgin olive oil and consuming most of your grains as whole grains as opposed to refined can help keep harmful inflammation at bay.
Know that not all products labeled "whole-grain" are healthier than their refined counterparts. To be sure you are getting the right type of whole-grain, look for foods in which the total number of carbohydrate grams per serving is fewer than 10 times
the number of fiber grams.
Here are some heart healthy desserts that are easy to make.
anything that fits into a heart healthy diet is usually very good for inflammation and must include healthy fats, omega-3s like salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines and are also full of antioxidant properties. So plan your holiday menu with heart healthy foods in mind and serve up cardiovascular protection.
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