Tag: heart

Why Having Close Friends Is Literally Good for Your Heart

With so much of an emphasis placed on romantic relationships and/or being a parent, sometimes we forget about how important friendships actually are. For many people, friends are family — our chosen family, that is — and our primary support network. Now, thanks to new research from the Women’s Health Initiative, we know that for

Six unusual signs that may indicate heart disease

The heart, so integral to life, sits in its protective cage in the chest, going about its work without any external sign to the owner. In the West, where one in four people die of cardiovascular disease, the importance of keeping the heart in good working order is hard to

Eating “real chocolate” is the key to a healthy heart

Could it truly be that besides being one of the most delicious ways to pass the time, eating large amounts of chocolate could reduce your risk of developing heart disease? Well, believe it or not, that’s exactly what scientists from the University of Cambridge have discovered. In fact, doing so

Eat cordyceps before high-intensity exercise to improve endurance

Cordyceps has an unsavory reputation among people unfamiliar with it, but its health benefits have been the subject of several studies. One particular research, for instance, found that it can enhance your tolerance to high-intensity workouts, allowing you to do more and gain more from physical activity.In the study, the

Coriander identified as a powerful herb for superior heart health

The research team aimed to assess the therapeutic and prophylactic effects of coriander extract on heart failure. They administered isoproterenol in rats to induce heart failure. After two weeks, the rats developed severe impairment in left ventricular functions, reduced baroreflex sensitivity, and significant alteration in hemodynamic parameters and lipid profile.

Want to age gracefully? Diet is the key to disease prevention

As people age, they become more conscious of their well-being. It isn’t without reason, given that they are now prone to more health conditions. One of these is coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death among older adults. The condition is preventable, and changes in diet can reduce the

Black raspberries found to improve heart health in patients with metabolic syndrome

A Korean study suggests people with metabolic syndrome to eat more black raspberries to improve their heart health. The results of the study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, highlight the importance of nutrition in naturally improving health, especially those already diagnosed with a potentially debilitating condition. Those with metabolic syndrome

Want a healthier heart? Start following a Mediterranean diet

More research has proven that a Mediterranean diet can not only keep your heart healthy but also ward off cardiovascular diseases. In a study published in Metabolism, researchers from the University of Connecticut found that following a Mediterranean diet cuts cardiovascular disease risk by reducing atherogenic lipoproteins which promote atherosclerosis. Researchers recruited 83 women with

Pomegranate juice could be the key to lowering bad cholesterol levels

In the U.S., fall is also the time for pomegranates. While it’s known for its delicious “seeds” (which are technically called arils), it’s mostly known for being labor-intensive as the cracking open a pomegranate requires both patience and skill. Still, that shouldn’t be a reason to stop you from getting

What is the best diet for a healthy heart?

The heart is undoubtedly one of the most important organs, enabling the circulation of blood that carries oxygen and nutrients to your body’s cells. There are several ways to keep your heart healthy, and it all starts with eating the right food and avoiding those that cause it damage. A healthy

Turmeric tea can improve your health in at least six ways

Turmeric, a flowering plant from the ginger family, has been recognized for its medicinal value for thousands of years and is a staple part of both ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. In more recent years, scientific studies have established its place in modern western medicine, too. The secret to turmeric’s

Dark chocolate is good for your heart

Chocolates are a guilty pleasure for many people around the world, but there’s nothing to feel bad about if you’re eating the right kind. Milk chocolate is the type that most people eat, but it is dark chocolate that is better for your health. The latter contains less sugar and is rich in beneficial

Boost cardiovascular health with pomegranates

Pomegranates, which are rich in bioactive compounds, are one of the healthiest fruits in the world. Among many health benefits, pomegranates can boost your heart health. The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a shrub that produces a red fruit. Officially categorized as a berry, a pomegranate fruit measures at least 5-12 cm (2-5 inches)