Nourishing Foods For A Healthy Heart

Nutrition is one of the key, if not most important, areas to address in order to successfully manage high blood pressure, cholesterol and to maintain overall heart health. Here are some of the best whole foods that can improve these health metrics through a nourishing lifestyle. Blood Pressure It used to be thought that lowering sodium intake was the most important dietary change we could make to help improve blood pressure. However, we now know that there are a few other minerals that play a huge role in blood pressure control. These minerals are calcium, magnesium and potassium, which help to lower blood pressure by promoting sodium and fluid release from the body, as well as by helping arteries dilate, relax and become more flexible. Here's how you can incorporate more of these essential nutrients into your diet: Calcium: One of the best ways to get more calcium is to drink fat-free or low-fat milk and consume other dairy products like yogurt and cottage cheese. However, if you are lactose intolerant or dislike dairy, there are other good options. Canned sardines (with bones), cabbage and broccoli are other ways you can include more calcium in your diet. Magnesium: Good sources of this mineral include spinach, Swiss chard, high-fiber cereal, lentils and whole-grain products. Other magnesium-rich foods include almonds, cashews, mixed nuts, soybeans, legumes, halibut and oatmeal. Potassium: Almost all fruits and vegetables have potassium, so load up on 3-4 cups of frui...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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ConclusionThe extracted rules after experimentation are understandable and informative to the technical and nontechnical community to predict HBP.
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Abstract Dementia is increasing in Australia in line with population ageing and is expected to peak by mid-century. The development of common forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, is associated with lifestyle-related risk factors that are prevalent among middle-aged Australians, including obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and depression. These risk factors can be significantly ameliorated through regular participation in moderate aerobic physical activity (PA). Current national and international guidelines recommend at least 150 min of aerobic PA per week for achieving health protective...
Source: Primary Care - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Aust J Prim Health Source Type: research
Abstract Lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects 12% to 20% of Americans 60 years and older. The most significant risk factors for PAD are hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and smoking; the presence of three or more factors confers a 10-fold increase in PAD risk. Intermittent claudication is the hallmark of atherosclerotic lower extremity PAD, but only about 10% of patients with PAD experience intermittent claudication. A variety of leg symptoms that differ from classic claudication affects 50% of patients, and 40% have no leg symptoms at all. Current guidelin...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
AbstractAtherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Despite the clinical long-term and near-term benefits of lowering cholesterol in, respectively, primary and secondary prevention of ASCVD, cholesterol levels remain under-treated, with many patients not achieving their recommended targets. The present article will review the latest updates on lipid management with emphases on the different classes of cholesterol-lowering agents and their clinical uses.
Source: High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Prevention - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractLowering total and, in particular, LDL cholesterol reduces cardiovascular risk and clinical events. Cholesterol-lowering strategies are manifold. Better diets and positive lifestyle changes are the foremost approach; the use of functional foods, of food supplements/nutraceuticals, and pharmacological treatment must be considered in patients with increasing lipid abnormalities and or increasing cardiovascular risk. Here, we briefly review the most frequently occurring cholesterol-lowering substances found in functional foods or nutraceuticals, i.e. plant sterols and stanols, monacolin K found in red yeast rice, berb...
Source: High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Prevention - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Despite frequently being described as a carbohydrate-laden, calorie-rich unimportant part of the human diet, potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) are one of the most nutritive vegetable food crops in the world and, in comparison to most other vegetables are richer in essential human nutrients. These include proteins, starch and fibre, major, secondary and trace minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and phytochemicals. Potatoes have an abundance of vitamin C and the mineral potassium (K) which are vital for health. Potassium reduces the risk of Blood Pressure (BP), cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), osteoporosis and strokes. Vitamin C h...
Source: Current Nutrition and Food Science - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundMost patients with Parkinson ’s disease exhibit intracellular accumulation of the α-synuclein protein encoded by the α-synuclein gene. It was recently shown that β2-adrenoreceptor agonists downregulate this gene, decreasing the apparent risk of Parkinson ’s disease by up to 40%. In contrast, exposure to β-blocking drugs increases production of the α-synuclein protein.ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to examine whether chronic exposure to β-blockers is associated with an increased risk for Parkinson’s disease.Patients and MethodsFrom the electronic chart...
Source: Clinical Drug Investigation - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The proportion and duration of REM sleep are negatively associated with all-cause mortality. This finding emphasizes the importance of personalized sleep management in community-based populations. PMID: 30867337 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Aging - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Aging (Albany NY) Source Type: research
Conclusion In patients with diabetes and hypertension, higher CRP levels are linked to cardiometabolic derangements, although they are not associated with increased BP variability.
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 March 2019Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Fariborz Mansour-Ghanaei, Farahnaz Joukar, Sahar Najafi Mobaraki, Sara Mavaddati, Soheil Hassanipour, Masood SepehrimaneshAbstractBackground and aimThe aim of this study was to describe the frequency of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), hyperlipidemia, obesity and polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS).MethodsIn a cross-sectional study, 333 patients who had one of the certain diagnosis of DM, hyperlipidemia, obesity or PCOS were enrolled. Information ...
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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