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Cantaloupes / Muskmelon – The Healthy Fruit

Posted August 20, 2013

Eating Cantaloupes, which are powerhouses of health, at the same time deliciously refreshing and fragrant is ultimately blissful. Muskmelon is another name given to cantaloupes, which belong to the Cucurbitaceae family; it has a peak season from June to August. This round or oval shaped fruit, with a rough and scaly skin is orange-yellow in color with a high water content. It has a fleshy hollow core in the center with a mesh full of melon seeds. These seeds are dried and also eaten after peeling them, for their high nutritive value.

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Hawthorne berry improves cardiovascular function

Posted April 30, 2012

Hawthorn berry is a grouping of tree plants in the rose family that is native to the temperate regions of Europe, Middle East, Asia, & North America. Parts of the Middle East consider the plant sacred. This medicinal herb is known to be one of the greatest natural agents for improving cardiovascular function.

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Move over wine: Beer can be good for heart health too

Posted April 30, 2012

Meta-analysis shows beer has cardiovascular benefits like wine
Wine is known to be good for heart health, but for people who enjoy a cold glass of brewed hops, heres some good news: A new study shows beer can also be good for the heart.

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Getting to Chocolate’s Great Heart of Darkness

Posted April 30, 2012

Dark chocolate and cocoa can help to reduce blood pressure and may improve the serum lipid profile. But can chocolate actually improve cardiometabolic outcomes? The current meta-analysis finds that higher levels of chocolate consumption are associated with a reduced risk for any cardiovascular disease and of stroke in particular. These findings may change physician advice to patients regarding diet.

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Multiple Antioxidant Supplementation, Blood Pressure, and Cardiovascular Health

Posted April 30, 2012

In a study involving 50 newly diagnosed hypertensive patients (excluding those with secondary hypertension, chronic kidney disease, or coronary artery disease), mean age 49.5 years, mean BMI: 28.3 kg/m(2), mean 25(OH)D concentration of 18.5 ng/mL, mean systolic blood pressure: 162.4 mm Hg, and mean diastolic blood pressure 100.2 mm Hg, subjects with lower 25(OH)D levels were found to have significantly more elevated systolic and diastolic blood pressure and mean arterial pressure.

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Exercise triggers beneficial cellular recycling: study

Posted April 30, 2012

Everyone knows exercise is good for you. Were told time spent on the treadmill can reduce our risk of diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disorders. But exactly how exercise provides this protection is a bit of a mystery. A new study finds that exercise prompts cells to break down unwanted proteins and other cellular junk to produce more energy. The process, called autophagy, may explain how exercise fends off metabolic disorders like diabetes and protects against other diseases.

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Flavonoid-rich fruit, vegetables linked to low cardiovascular death risk

Posted April 30, 2012

A new study released n Jan 4, 2012 in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that eating lots of flavonoid -rich fruit and vegetables may help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease like heart disease and stroke.

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Cocoa intake and arterial stiffness in subjects with cardiovascular risk factors

Posted April 30, 2012

To analyze the relationship of cocoa intake to central and peripheral blood pressure, arterial stiffness, and carotid intima-media thickness in subjects with some cardiovascular risk factor.

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Love, chocolate good for the heart, cardiologist says

Posted April 30, 2012

Being involved in a healthy, loving relationship is good for the heart, says Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Julie Damp, M.D. There are a couple of different theories behind why that might be, Damp said.

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Antioxidants in eggs help prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer

Posted April 30, 2012

Most NaturalNews readers are probably already aware that many fruits, vegetables, and beans are antioxidant powerhouses. But did you know that eggs are also loaded with these amazing nutrients? A new study published in the journal Food Chemistry reveals that a single raw egg, and its yolk in particular, contains at least twice as many antioxidant properties as an apple, and roughly the same amount as a serving of cranberries.

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