Heart Health Drinks

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Heart Health Drinks


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Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? According to research, approximately 1.2 million people suffer from coronary heart disease each year in the United States. Genetic factors can affect a person’s risk for heart disease. But the good news, the disease is largely preventable. We may have heard the sage advice that said, to keep the heart healthy, it must consume a diet nutritious and regular exercise.

But it is not just a lifestyle change that can be done to reduce the risk of heart disease. What you drink can also make a difference. The following are some recommended types of beverages that can help maintain a healthy heart:

  1. Coffee

Maybe it glance heard strange at first. But did you know that coffee has higher antioxidant activity than cocoa or tea? Drink the right amount of coffee may inhibit inflammation and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

A study of long-term and large-scale, in which involved more than 83,000 women showed that drinking two cups of coffee a day can cut stroke risk 20 percent lower than those who drank little or no coffee at all. Drink between 2 to 4 cups of coffee per day including moderate category. But if you suffer from insomnia, anxiety and fatigue, just drink one glass only.

  1. Pomegranate juice

In recent years the reputation of pomegranate juice soared and alluring nutrition researchers. Why not, the experts from the University of California found that the antioxidant capacity of pomegranate juice three times higher than red wine and green tea. Even early studies showed that regular consumption of pomegranate juice may lower cholesterol, reduce arterial plaque (a risk factor for heart disease), and increases blood flow to the heart. If possible, avoid additional sweetener when making pomegranate juice.

  1. Red wine

Red wine contains many compounds that can protect heart health, including resveratrol. Resveratrol has antioxidant properties that can protect blood vessels in the heart and help prevent the formation of blood clots. Some evidence also showed that consumption of red wine in moderate amounts can increase HDL (good cholesterol). For women, it is recommended no more than 1.5 cups per day. As for the men, no more than 2 cups.

  1. Black tea

Black tea is produced through the fermentation process after the leaves are harvested and dried. This processing change the chemical composition of leaves, it is resulting several powerful antioxidants that help support heart health. Black tea has been shown to reduce the risk of stroke, reduce LDL (bad cholesterol), improving the function of blood vessels, and increasing blood flow in the coronary arteries.

The longer you dip the tea, the greater benefits derived phytochemicals. Therefore, serving tea with hot water would be much better while maintaining antioxidant content is maintained. Drinking several cups of black tea a day can help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Cholesterol is another risk factor for heart disease. Cholesterol, a white, powdery substance, is found in most animal based foods (meats, dairy products). While some cholesterol is necessary for bodily functions, too much can have dangerous consequences. To keep our cholesterol levels low, it is recommended that we stick to a whole foods diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and keep our intake of animal products to a minimum.

  1. Green tea

Such as black tea, green tea contains many antioxidants that are good for the heart. The main difference is that green tea is not fermented. A 2004 study suggests that drinking green tea in large quantities to prevent the risk of coronary artery disease. There are many studies linking green tea consumption with lower cholesterol, preventing blood clots and stroke. Drink 1-3 cups of green tea a day.

  1. Water

Dehydration can contribute to multiple risk factors for coronary heart disease, including the gore. When you are dehydrated, the blood becomes more viscous. This condition makes your heart to expend more energy to pump blood throughout the body. In fact, chronic dehydration can cause hypertension (high blood pressure).

Many experts recommend at least a day a person should drink 8-10 glasses of water (for adults). But on the amount to be taken can not apply to every person and every condition. To be sure, do not let your body get dehydrated. You can also add juice or lemon juice into warm water to add flavor as well as obtain the benefits of d antioxidants.

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