Unlucky 13? Nope, the folks that ignore this list are the unlucky ones. Even if you just pick one or two of these to focus on right now, your heart will thank you.
Flavanols in cocoa have been shown to decrease blood pressure, make our blood platelets less sticky, and increase blood flow to the heart and brain. (enjoy some real dark chocolate… no, not the stuff in your kids Halloween bag)
A major study that looked at 7,664 people over 10.5 years found that those with the lowest levels of urinary magnesium were 70% more like to die from heart disease. Good food sources include: spinich, kale, kelp, almonds, brown rice, flaxseeds, beens, avocado, walnuts, salmon, yogurt, bananas, and dark chocolate. (get at least 400mg per day)
The mind-body connection is not just some treehugger talk. Stress has very real effects on our body and body chemistry. Stress can increase cortisol levels, raise blood pressure, disrupt sleep, and increase insulin resistance. Did you know that...