Are you getting enough Vitamin E?

If you have high cholesterol, triglycerides, your lipids could be blocking your vitamin E absorption, which means that the anti-oxidant properties of vitamin E that protect your heart, could be compromised. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by Oregon State University has found that high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides can keep this essential micronutrient tied up in … Continue reading Are you getting enough Vitamin E?

Smoking gives your kids heart disease

It’s not the chic thing to do any more. It’s more about being insensitive parents. If you smoke in front of your kids, the passive smoking can affect them way into adulthood and give them clogged arteries, as per a new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Researchers tracked childhood exposure to parental smoking from 1980 and 1983. They collected carotid ultrasound data in adulthood in 2001 … Continue reading Smoking gives your kids heart disease

Eat folic acid to reduce risk of stroke

It takes a study for doctors to believe what nutrition experts like Patrick Holford have always said: folic acid reduces the risk of stroke, as per JAMA – Journal of the American Medical Association. Over 20,000 adults in China with high blood pressure but without a history of stroke or heart attack, were part of the study where the combined use of the hypertension medication enalapril and … Continue reading Eat folic acid to reduce risk of stroke

Eat less after 6 pm to be disease free

You always knew this, right? Every time you eat less post 6 pm, your face looks less bloated the next morning, and you feel half a pound lighter. Right? And now, we have research to prove it. In a new study published today in Science, researchers at San Diego State University and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies found that by limiting the time span … Continue reading Eat less after 6 pm to be disease free

Survived a heart attack? Protect with omega 3

Most cardiologists will tell you this: getting a by-pass or a stent is no guarantee of not getting another heart attack. So for those who have damaged their heart muscle after a heart attack, taking omega 3 fatty acids decreases inflammation in the heart and guards against further decline, as per a controlled study by  the American College of Cardiology. Patients in the study taking 4 grams … Continue reading Survived a heart attack? Protect with omega 3

Now the humble peanut to your heart’s rescue

It’s not just the expensive nuts. Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the Shanghai Cancer Institute examined the association of peanut and nut consumption with mortality among low-income groups and found that intake of peanuts was associated with fewer deaths, especially from heart disease. The study was published March 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine. While we all know that nuts are rich in nutrients, such as unsaturated fatty acids, … Continue reading Now the humble peanut to your heart’s rescue