Saturday, January 31, 2009

Supplements Can Boost Your Heart Health

  1. Soluble Fiber Get 10 to 12 grams a day to reduce cholesterol.
  2. Vitamin D Adult women need 1000 IUs or more a day in supplemental vitamin D to reach optimum blood levels.
  3. Flavanoids Berries, red grapes, onions, tomatoes, red wine, and cocoa all contain flavanoids, powerful antioxidants that protect blood vessels and even improve blood flow the the brain and heart. Don't overdo the chocolate and wine, though-an ounce of dark chocolate or 5 ounces of wine a day is plenty.
  4. Folate Getting 300 micrograms or more a day may lower your risk of stroke, as well as your risk for a heart attack. Leafy green such as kale, spinach, and broccoli are your best sources. Most multivitamin have about 400 micrograms of folic acid.
  5. Antioxidants Make sure you it from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts. Stay away from supplements that can be harmful for your health.
  6. Soy Consuming about 25 grams a day of soy protein reduces your risk for heart disease. Good sources are tofu, edamame, soy nuts, and soy milk.
  7. Fish Oil Eating two serving (3 ounces each) per week of fatty fish such as salmon or sardines or taking fish oil supplements (1 gram a day) can decrease your risk of having heart attack or stroke by one-third.
Remember organic fruits and vegetables are the best for you. And make sure you buy wild caught seafood (fish and shellfish).


Cacai_Nad said...

Hi TE, been here.. thanks for dropping-by and advertised on my blog, I already approved it. By the way, I like organic fruits and vegetables as well as sea foods esp. shrimps and crabs! This is informative! thanks.. have a nice day! (~_~)

Crazy Working Mom said...

Just dropping in to say THANKS for being in my top ten EC droppers this month. I've shown you some link love today! :)


Nedekcir said...

@ Cacai you're welcome, I'm putting it out there to let everyone know how good organic fruits and vegetables are, especially the one you get from your local farmers market. And thank you for approving my ad.

Nedekcir said...

@ Tisha, wohoo another one. THanks for letting me that I made the your top ten EC Dropper.