Want A Healthy Heart? Eat More Fish

September 8th, 2008


Fish is fantastic for your heart!

It contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been scientifically proven to help protect your heart and arteries. They can keep your cholesterol lower and keep fatty deposits and plaques from building up. These kinds of problems can lead to strokes and heart attacks. You certainly want to avoid those.

Some kinds of fish are better than others.

You need to pay attention to which ones you’re getting so that you can enjoy the most benefit from them. In Japan, where people basically eat fish almost every day, the rate of heart disease is much lower than in the West, even though people in Japan smoke more cigarettes.

The lower risk for heart problems is believed to come from the Omega-3s that are so prevalent in the fish, and studies have shown that this correlation is strong and worth paying attention to.

Diet Can Ease Arthritis Pain

September 8th, 2008


If you’re one of many people dealing with the debilitating pain of arthritis, you may be able to get some relief just by changing what you eat!The pain of osteoarthritis – the most common type with over twenty million sufferers – comes from the fact that cartilage is breaking down. Oils – fish, flaxseed, avocado, soybean, and olive – can help to avoid that breakdown.

Oils that are rich in heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, like flaxseed and fish, are the best choices.

Tea, dairy products, ginger, and vitamin C can also be helpful, according to some studies. They won’t reverse the effects of arthritis, but they can help to prevent it and slow down the progression of it.

It can make you feel better and let you do more things that you used to be able to do, and THAT is priceless.