Chances are you've never heard of ApoA-IV, but behind the scenes this plasma protein is hard at work helping curb heart attack and stroke risk - and certain foods can boost your levels of it.
Here are five nutrient-dense foods that can help keep your ticker going strong.
The good news about the benefits of astaxanthin just keeps coming. Exciting new research on this antioxidant’s protective effects on the eyes and heart is especially promising.
No man wants to lose his energy, stamina, strength and sex drive as he ages. But while getting your “mojo” back may sound like manna from heaven, testosterone replacement drugs have some very definite downsides.
Research shows that cruciferous vegetables like watercress and broccoli contain a substance that can kill cancer stem cells, which is a discovery that could help prevent the re-occurrence and spread of some malignancies.
Studies show that consuming cinnamon can enhance brain functions. It is believed that cinammon can also help fight cancer, regulate blood sugar, reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol.
Evidence of the health benefits from eating omega-3 foods continues to mount. A global epidemiological study found that including these foods in the diet modestly reduces the risk of death from heart disease.
If you have heartburn or acid reflux, you might be taking a proton pump inhibitor—or PPI—to help relieve your symptoms. The FDA estimates that about one in 14 Americans has used PPIs. Unfortunately, long-term use of these antacids is associated with several serious health conditions. These include heart disease, kidney problems and dementia.
Today, Montmorency cherries are being hailed as a “super” food. Each small, tart fruit is full of antioxidant polyphenols that protect your health. Now, researchers find that when you drink the juice extracted from these cherries, you can lower your blood pressure by as much as 7 percent in just a few hours.
Studies show that short bouts of exercise can be effective in improving heart structure, function and in controlling diabetes.