A Summer Diet For A Healthy
A Summer Diet For A Healthy Heart. Heart disease is the #1
killer for American women and men. There are many ways to
improve your risk for this disease such as eating heart healthy
food. You can usually find heart healthy foods that are
plentiful in the summer months in the U.S.A.
Foods like those rich in vitamin C. Foods rich in vitamin C
include: cherries, corn, nectarines, rhubarb, snap beans and
tomatoes. Ruby red grapefruits are also heart healthy because
eating one a day can reduce your "bad" cholesterol. These
summer foods are easy to prepare and are great tasting raw.
Red berry fruits like bilberry, chokeberry and elderberry
have been used to cure many diseases. Recently researchers of
Indiana School of Medicine in Fort Wayne Indiana discovered
that the extracts from these berries have a positive effect on
coronary arteries of porcupines.
They have similar physiology to humans so this could be good
news. Heart disease is one of those slow-building over a
lifetime of bad habit diseases that tends to sneak up on its
victims. Heart disease strikes when you least expect it and
against people who think it cant happen to them.
Bad habits become part of your lifestyle to the extent that
you think little of how your activity level, or smoking habits,
even your eating style or what you eat elevates your risk for
heart disease. Take control of your heart health by increasing
your fruit and vegetables in your daily diet.
Most of us do not have at least 5 servings of fruits and
vegetables, as we should each day. If you are having trouble
eating 5 servings, try these tips: To be heart healthy you
should try to eat at least 5 daily servings of fruits and
vegetables each day.
Here are some tips to achieving this rate: As you head out
the door in the morning to go to work or school, grab a piece
of fruit to munch on sometime during the morning (break or as
you walk from the car to the building. Add lettuce or spinach
to your sandwich at lunch.
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Reflexology has been shown to relieve many common pregnancy complaints including headache, nausea, backache, stress and anxiety, sleeplessness, fatigue, constipation, swollen ankles and digestive problems. Furthermore, in one study, women that had at least 10 reflexology sessions showed reduced labor times and complications than women who did not have the treatments. Children can benefit from reflexology in many ways as well.
Store fruits and veggies on the top shelf of your
refrigerator where you will see them every time you open the
fridge. Instead of bringing donuts to that meeting or as a
morning office ritual, think about bringing in a container of
fruit instead. Don't forget the convenience of juice, pack a
single serving can or bottle to drink at lunch or at break
time. Make your cereal taste great by putting some berries,
sliced bananas or sliced peaches on it.
Make a fruit smoothie or add fruit to your
yogurt. You can add veggies to your casseroles, soups or main
dishes. Nuts are heart healthy but you need to eat them in
moderation so you don't increase your weight. They are high in
calorie count, so stick to 1 ounce serving sizes. Some fats are
essential to cooking or other food preparations so don't avoid
them, understand which are healthier for you.
Battle constipation by eating foods rich in
fiber. Consider apples and pears. You also need
to avoid dehydration and the best way to deal
with that is to drink water. Or eat foods that
have a high water content, like grapes, melons,
pears, and tomatoes.
Unsaturated liquid fats like canola, corn,
olive, peanut, safflower, or sesame are the best to use instead
of solid fats like margarines, butter, or lard. Avoid eating
out at fast food restaurants where you are more likely to be
served fried fast foods. If you eat red meat, try substituting
fatty fish like salmon and tuna 2 to 3 times per week. Take
charge of your eating and other lifestyle habits, so that you
will decrease your risk for heart disease.