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Cardiovascular Health

Avocados are heart healthy fruits that lower bad cholesterol and provide complete protein

By PF Louis: (NaturalNews) It's common for weight-watching types and cholesterol-concerned folks to shun avocados at restaurants and totally ignore them when shopping at food markets. But that's a mistake.

Not only have tests shown that this fruit is packed with nutrition, but it actually lowers LDL cholesterol and helps maintain proper weight while giving you the healthy fats that are needed for overall health.

Beetroot juice improves athletic performance and cardiovascular health

By Gutierrez:(NaturalNews) Many studies have shown that beetroot juice can improve athletic performance. Now, a study conducted by scientists at Kansas State University and published in the Journal of Nitric Oxide, Biology and Chemistry has shown that the beverage could also provide an important quality of life boost to people suffering from heart failure.

Celery can fight cancer, improve blood health and aid weight loss



By Ravensthorpe:(NaturalNews) Celery has long been associated with good health. The stalks of this aromatic plant, which is believed to have originated from the Mediterranean basin, has been used worldwide to treat countless medical issues ranging from mild constipation to serious inflammatory diseases. Today, over 1 billion pounds of celery are produced annually in the United States alone, with Michigan, Florida and California accounting for 80 percent of all celery production.(1)

Eating legumes improves cardiovascular health


Just a single serving of legumes a day can significantly improve cholesterol levels and lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from St. Michael's Hospital in Canada and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on April 7.

The new stink about eating more beans


Recent research out of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto has demonstrated that eating at least one serving of beans, lentils, chickpeas or peas a day can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing bad cholesterol! Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.

The amazing benefits of eating coconuts


Given the many times that experts have touted the benefits of consuming more fruits and vegetables, it should come as no surprise to learn that coconuts posses some amazing benefits. A tropical fruit that is a versatile as it is unusual, coconuts are now processed around the world to produce a number of products, including sugar, soap, milk, cosmetic products, butter, flour and the ever-popular, coconut oil. Given the popularity and widespread availability of these various products that utilize coconuts and their benefits, it can sometimes be easy to overlook these round, hard-skinned fruits in their more natural state.

The most sophisticated lab for understanding cholesterol and heart disease risk


As science progresses, the level of understanding of cardiac risk factors and special testing continues to improve. Many leading health experts believe that the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lipoprofile (NMR) test is the most sophisticated lab for understanding cholesterol numbers and heart disease risk.

Paprika is a great spice to assist your cardiovascular system


The bell pepper family brings a lot of positive things to the table without a doubt. One of its most recognized members is paprika and it happens to be quite appreciated for the particular taste that it provides to various dishes. Paprika, as with other members of its family, is filled with capsaicin, an extraordinary substance known for its antioxidant properties but also for its incredible benefits to the cardiovascular system in general.