Who says we have to suffer...to live a healthy happy vibrant life?

Red wine and dark chocolate... might seem decadent...but these guilty pleasures also might help us live longer...and healthier lives. Red wine and dark chocolate definitely improve an evening..but they also contain resveratrol..which lowers blood sugar. Red wine is a great source of catechins..which boost protective HDL cholesterol. Green tea? Protects your brain..helps you live longer..and soothes your spirit.

Food for Thought, the blog, is about living the good life...a life we create with our thoughts and our choices...and having fun the whole while!

I say lets make the thoughts good ones..and let the choices be healthy...exciting...and delicious! Bon Appetit!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Is there a minimum dose for EPA and DHA for heart health?

June 1, 2011: We know that taking fish oils protects the heart. But is there a minimum dose for general heart protection? It appears that there is…A new meta-analysis on the doses of EPA and DHA required for optimal cardioprotection was published in the British Journal of Nutrition (BJN), demonstrating that 250mg of intake per day is an absolute minimum requirement to reduce the risk of some coronary heart diseases.  The meta-analysis revealed that by increasing intakes of EPA and DHA over 250mg, the risk of sudden cardiac death in a healthy population was reduced a further 35% and the risk of non-fatal coronary events a further 16%. Please note that this is the minimum and for those who have known heart issues the American Heart Association suggests four times that amount.

See the abstract here

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