Wednesday, February 2, 2011

13 Things That Are Good for Your Heart

Ladies Home Journal 
has a great article on eating properly for you heart
and really with 13 ideas you are sure to find several you will like.

1. Think Red

Strawberries, raspberries, watermelon, cranberries, pomegranates, tomatoes, red chili peppers, red wine, and red grapes: These vermilion fruits and veggies contain lycopene—a carotenoid that gives foods their bright color—and flavenoids, powerful antioxidants that help prevent cell damage. Both of these phytochemicals have been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease, says seasonal-food expert Laura McIntosh, host of the television show Bringing It Home with Laura McIntosh.
"These powerful antioxidants keep your heart healthy, and adding some vitamin C increases the power of the flavenoids," McIntosh says. "So bring out the citrus, cabbage, spinach, and cantaloupe too!"

2. Be a Spice Girl  3. Indulge in Heart-Healthy Luxuries  ( found this interesting because one of the things I was told was NO smoking and stay away from alcohol )  4. Have a Cuppa  5. Walk More (Even in the House) 6. Dance, Dance, Dance  7. Love Those Pearly Whites  8. Take Charge of Your Heart  9. Get a VAP with Your Pap  10. Take a Hibernation Holiday  11. Don't Worry, Be Happy   12. Lead with Your Heart  13. Connect with Girlfriends

I am not sure of their sources but I agree with several of their points 


tammy said...

People don't realize how not taking care of their teeth really can affect their heart and other things.

I guess I won't start drinking just to see if that works.

Mindy H. said...

Thanks for the tips!

And I loved the adorable photos of your origional grandbaby in your previous post. I can't wait for her cousin to arrive! They are going to be the prettiest little girls in town!