Drink to a Healthier Heart
Everyone knows they should get their cholesterol levels checked as they approach and pass middle age. But news this week add another risk factor for heart disease that the blood should be tested for: homocysteine. And guess what reduces the level of that harmful compound? According to a study by the University of Florida, reported by the Bowditch Group:
Another report from the same source in Third Age quotes Gail Kauwell, Ph.D., R.D., co-director of the study conducted by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences:
Be advised: coffee and sodas are not going to help. Throw out the trash beverages and get out the healthy ones now for better heart health! Try Orange-Mint Iced Tea, or Honey Tea Cooler, or Strawberry Sunrise Smoothie.
If you need to take in extra calcium, go for calcium-fortified orange juice. I won't say you'll be killing two birds with one stone, but you'll be saving your heart and your bones with one easy act; enjoying a healthy drink!