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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

8 Heart-Healthy Ways To Say "I Love You"

1. Red wine

"Pinots, shirahs, merlots -- all red wines are a good source of catechins and resveratrol to aid 'good' cholesterol."

2. Dark chocolate

70 percent or higher cocoa content -- "truffles, souffl├ęs and even hot chocolate can be a good source of resveratrol and cocoa phenols (flavonoids) as long as dark chocolate with a high content of cocoa is used."

3. Salmon/tuna

"Especially white, or albacore, tuna and salmon are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, and canned salmon contains soft bones that give an added boost of calcium intake."

4. Flaxseeds

"Choose either brown or golden yellow, and have them ground for a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, phytoestrogens."

5. Oatmeal

"Cooked for a breakfast porridge or used in breads or desserts, oatmeal is a good source of soluble fiber, niacin, folate and potassium."

6. Black or kidney beans

Good source of niacin, folate, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, soluble fiber.

7. Walnuts and almonds

"Both walnuts and almonds contain omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, magnesium, fiber and heart-favorable mono- and polyunsaturated fats."

8. Berries

Blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, strawberries -- "berries are a good source of beta carotene and lutein, anthocyanin, ellagic acid (a polyphenol), vitamin C, folate, potassium and fiber."


source: http://sg.shoppinglifestyle.com/health/slideshow/8-heart-healthy-ways-say-i-love-you/2023/1/

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