The mind is very important to learn a technique, a career, a lesson, etc. Nevertheless, the heart makes us humans. Having a healthy heart is very important for the physical health, but it is important for the health of our soul. Therefore we need a guide to have a good nutrition for such a marvelous organ.
Heart attacks can be prevented by practicing cardiovascular exercising. That is very well known, but what foods are good for the heart?
NUTS FOR YOUR HEART.
The Harvard School of Public health has a nice article about nuts and it states this:
<<Several of the largest cohort studies, including the Adventist Study, the Iowa Women’s Health Study, the Nurses’ Health Study, and the Physicians’ Health Study have shown a consistent 30 percent to 50 percent lower risk of myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac death, or cardiovascular disease associated with eating nuts several times a week. In fact, the FDA now allows some nuts and foods made with them to carry this claim: “Eating a diet that includes one ounce of nuts daily can reduce your risk of heart disease.”>>
Yes, you can read the article here: Nuts for the heart.
Mayo Clinic has a wonderful article about the importance of eating nuts for your heart. The post points out that all nuts regardless, of its type, are good for your heart. The article states this:
"Eating nuts may reduce your risk of developing blood clots that can cause a fatal heart attack. Nuts also appear to improve the health of the lining of your arteries."
More over, it remarks that nuts have more than just proteins, but many nutrients and this list:
1- Unsaturated fats.
2- Omega-3 fatty acids.
4- Vitamin E.
5- Plant sterols (a substance that can help lower your cholesterol)
6- L-argenine (substance that may help improve the health of your artery walls)
The whole article is this => Nuts and your heart: Eating nuts for heart health.
WebMD has another post pointing out the same and other benefits of eating nuts. It states this:
"Two recent studies have touted the benefits of nuts for blood sugar control. One, published in Diabetes Care, found that eating pistachio nuts daily may help people at risk of getting diabetes control their blood sugar. A second, published in PLOS One, found that tree nuts -- including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, and pecans, among others -- may improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes."
The article adds this:
"Aside from helping with blood sugar, nuts have been linked with improving heart health and helping with weight control. A study from last year even suggested that eating nuts of any type may help you live longer."
You find that article here => Nuts & your health: What to know.
THE CONTROVERSIAL EGG!
The Harvard School of Public health has a post with a new way to see eggs:
<<While it’s true that egg yolks have a lot of cholesterol—and so may weakly affect blood cholesterol levels—eggs also contain nutrients that may help lower the risk for heart disease, including protein, vitamins B12 and D, riboflavin, and folate.>>
The article is posted as: Eggs and heart disease.
We should consider that every person is different and therefore we cannot generalize, but the bottom line is that eggs are good.