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Thanks to Mypure I was informed that today is the RED day: the cardiovascular disease awareness day.

Le Comptoir therefore came up with a post with some information to take care of your own heart.

Drink green tea as it is full of antioxidant and antioxidants protect your cells from oxidation.

Avoid saturated and trans fats (they will both clog your arteries), prefer mono or poly unsaturated fat:  olive oil, avocado, coconut, dark chocolate – yes chocolate!- as it contains flavonoids and antioxidants, salmon, seeds and nuts, still in moderation.

Reduce sugar, especially refine sugar ( the white powder) and prefer honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar, also in moderation.

Stock up on veggies and make them at least 50% of your meals, not a side. Veggies will bring vitamins and minerals essential for your cells health.

Spice up your food with garlic. Garlic discourages your blood cells sticking together (and so blocking your arteries).

Vitamin E is proven to help protecting your heart as it is a strong antioxidant: it protects the cell membranes from oxidation. It also inhibits blood clotting and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Add oily fish in your diet, such as mackerel, sardines, tuna and salmon contain omega 3 fatty acids (they reduce inflammations).

Increase your potassium intake, which will lower your blood pressure. Potassium is found in cereals, fresh fruits (especially bananas), meats, vegetables and whole grain flours.

Exercise, you are not obliged to aim for a marathon, but studies have shown that 20 minutes walking every day could be enough to reduce the risk of heart attack by a third.

Reduce stress as stress is well known to put your heart under pressure and not in a good way.

This is not of course an exhaustive list, please share your tips.



Please note that this post is NOT sponsored by MyPure.