Matters Of The Heart

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RECIPE: Juice for the Heart
Use: Good for hypertension and other cardio vascular diseases

Ingredients

  1. Pineapple (100 gms)
  • Good source of Vitamin C
  • Has an anti-inflammatory effect
  • High in fiber
  • High in Potassium and low in Sodium
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Lowers blood pressure
  1. Apple (50 gms)
  • Good source of Vitamin C
  • Boost the immune system naturally
  • It has pectin that lowers cholesterol
  • It regulates the blood pressure
  • Antioxidant
  1. Banana (50 gms)
  • Good source of Vitamin C
  • Very rich in potassium
  • Good for the heart
  • It helps to control blood pressure
  1. Basil (2 to 3 leaves)
  • Has omega 3 fatty acid
  • Good source of vitamin C
  • Rich in betacarotene that helps prevent free radicals from iodizing cholesterol in the blood stream that can cause atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke.
  • It has magnesium that promotes cardiovascular health by improving the blood flow by helping the blood vessel to relax
  1. Kale (2 to 3 leaves)
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar level in the blood
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Aids for weight loss

PROCEDURE

  • Chop pineapple, apple, banana into small pieces and put in a blender.

 


 

howtotakecareofyourheart

 

How is your heart doing? It’s a tricky question, really, for it does not only apply on matters of love but also on health concerns.

But do you know what’s even trickier than this? It’s the fact that the heart itself is a very complex organ. It is one of the most important organs in our body, too, so making sure it’s being taken care of is not too easy of a task. Yet in case you are wondering how you can take care of it the right way, here are some tips for you:

  1. Exercise regularly.

Stagnancy is one of the most notorious culprits behind health problems. That’s because the heart is a muscle and in order to strengthen it, one has to engage in physical activities on a regular basis. There are lots of exercise types you can choose from and in fact, even taking a brisk walk for half an hour per day can already do wonders. You can also take part in more enjoyable physical activities with friends and families, so you all can lead a healthy lifestyle while bonding and having fun. You may also visit Nurture Wellness Village, where you can spend a relaxing weekend packed with wellness treatments and activities like yoga, tai chi-gong and an educational farm tour.

  1. Have a healthy diet.

Food may be enough to make you happy and even move on from heartbreaks but don’t forget that there is still a need for moderation. After all, too much of anything is bad enough. All those servings of comfort food may cause you serious health problems in the long run, especially if you are into food with high levels of saturated fat, trans fat, or bad cholesterol. Instead of having too much of these, eat more fruits and vegetables. You may also learn how to prepare healthy meals. Nurture Farmacy offers culinary classes, where you will be taught how to cook yummy and healthy dishes.

  1. Get enough sleep.

Taking a good care of your heart should also involve getting enough sleep every day. Remember, your body becomes more susceptible to illnesses when you are always sleep-deprived. According to a study by the American Heart Association in 2011, insufficient sleeps may lead to increase in high blood pressure that may potentially lead to heart disease.

  1. Don’t ignore the signs.

Is your body sending you a message? Why don’t you listen to it to find out? To do it, pay more attention to how it works. Do you get tired very easily, especially when taking part in sports and other physical activities? Do you experience shortness of breath and chest pain from time to time? These may be signs that you should pay more attention to your heart! Don’t feel too complacent just because you aren’t feeling anything weird with your body yet. See a doctor on a regular basis to always keep track of your health.

There are different types of heart disease. These diseases are caused by different things and have a variety of signs and symptoms, too. This is why it’s not okay to just remain complacent, never even bothering to have yourself checked or perform some preventive measures. To minimize your risk of suffering from these heart conditions, it doesn’t hurt to follow these simple tips.


 

 

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