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Issue 27, November 2014


Issue 27, November 20, 2014



Top 7 Foods for a Healthy Heart

By Claudia Ehrlicher

Most of us tend to live a very busy lifestyle: long commutes, a hectic environment, a busy work schedule and trying to fit in time for family and friends.

But that means that we’re often neglecting our health. Regular exercise, stress prevention and a healthy diet fall to the wayside and increase the risk of heart diseases (cardiovascular diseases, CVD).

All too often, we go for fast food, chocolate, biscuits, crisps and other fatty food, washed down with sugary drinks or alcohol.

It stills the hunger, yes; it may improve our mood or give us some energy for a short time, yes; but is it healthy? No, of course not! We know that. But what can be the consequences?

  • Weight gain (even leading to diabetes)
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Even heart attack and stroke

One in two deaths is caused by heart disease. And people suffering from heart attack and stroke can be as young as 30 years. Read More



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