06 February 2014

Heart Month: Foods For Your ♥

Since February is heart month, I started looking around for heart heathly foods in hopes of adding in some new nutrition to my diet. I came across a great list on Reader's Digest and I chose my three favorites. Ironically I can call them the ABC ♥ foods. Here  they are:

via mynameisharsha
"...B vitamins and magnesium help produce serotonin, which helps regulate mood. Zinc has also been shown to fight some negative effects of stress, while vitamin E is an antioxidant that destroys the free radicals related to stress and heart disease..." 
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via  Jeff Kubina 
"...these blue-hued beauties work overtime to provide you with antioxidants and vitamin C, both potent stress busters...Blueberries are also a good source of fiber, which can help relieve the cramps and constipation that can occur when you're stressed out..."
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via peter pearson
"...researchers at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, showed that eating 6 ounces of dark chocolate a day lowered bad cholesterol...another researcher found that cocoa contains phenols — antiseptic, anti-inflammatory compounds that reduce your risk of heart disease by keeping fat-like substances from oxidizing in the blood and clogging your arteries." 

Best food I found out that is heart healthy is CHOCOLATE . . . Duh. Get healthy this February for heart month.