ABS-CBN SALAMAT DOK: Health Tips 7 (Red Foods For A Healthy Heart)


February 19, 2012 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Vitamin Tips


Eat Red Foods For Your Heart Dr. Willie T. Ong (Tips from Doctors Willie and Liza Ong of ABS-CBN’s Salamat Dok) Are you worried about your heart? Don’t feel blue. Go red, and eat red foods for your heart. This novel idea comes from the American Heart Association, which advocated that men and women eat red-colored foods to protect their hearts. 1. Red apples. Apples are rich in quercetins, a substance known to protect against Alzheimer’s disease and many cancers. Studies show that people who eat an apple a day have lower chances of getting lung cancer and Alzheimer’s disease when compared to non-fruit eaters. Even smokers who often eat apples can somehow minimize the risk of getting cancer. Apple skins contain pectin, which some studies show can lower bad cholesterol by as much as 16%. Apples may also prevent diabetes and childhood asthma. Eating the fiber-rich skin of the apple also has additional health benefits of having better skin, more regular bowel movement and lower risk for colon cancer. 2. Red watermelon. According to the US Department of Agriculture, watermelon may be beneficial for the heart and blood vessels. Researchers report that eating watermelons increases our body’s arginine levels, an important amino acid (Journal of Nutrition, March 2007). Arginine is a component needed to produce nitric oxide, a substance that relaxes the blood vessels, improves blood flow and may protect us from a heart attack and stroke. The deep-red watermelon variety contains the
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These tips have kept my skin baby soft for years. Oh, make sure after you put the vitamin c liquid on the bumps on your arms and your elbows, you moisturize well. I use the raw sugar cane because it isn’t as processed as white sugar and doesn’t dissolve right away. Regular sugar is white because they process it with chemicals. I also only use raw sugar cane in the kitchen, for coffee, tea, cooking, etc. Oh, concerning the scrubbing gloves that I use in the shower, I throw those in the wash with my white towels and a little bleach to keep them sanitized. I have 10 pair that I got at a dollar store for 1 whole dollar a pair, that way, I can use a fresh one each time I shower.


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