So it is Valentine’s Day, but maybe today, we should think about our anatomical heart rather than just heart shaped chocolates and red roses? The majority of us do not think too much about the health of our hearts until we are diagnosed with a heart condition – shocking when you consider that heart disease Read More
As British Winters look to be getting colder AllClear looks into some ways we can all avoid the chill and stay warmer this Winter- by travelling to Italy! Italian Food The Slow Food Movement (a campaign started to discourage the rise of fast food that is often unhealthy and irresponsibly sourced) was founded by Carlo Read More
With the horse meat scandal of the last month or so, vegetarianism seems to have been pushed back into the spotlight.
So in this blog post, we decided to focus a little on the health benefits of avoiding eating meat.
To mark World Heart Day at the end of the month, we decided to put this blog post together about the 10 best foods that you can eat to be heart healthy. Thanks to Health Magazine for these examples. What do you think of this list? How often do you eat these heart healthy foods? Do you have other foods you would like to add to the list?
This February is heart month, but we are not talking about Valentine’s Day. Instead, we are talking about fundraising and raising awareness for the British Heart Foundation.
World Heart Day was created in 2000 by the World Heart Federation. World Heart Day is celebrated every year to raise awareness of heart disease and how to promote healthy hearts. National activities such as public talks and screenings, walks and runs, concerts or sporting events are organized worldwide by members and partners of the World Heart Federation.
Chocolate seems to help cut the risk of heart disease and stroke, an overview of research has found. People who ate the most chocolate had a 37% reduced risk of heart disease and 29% reduction in stroke, compared to those who ate least, according to analysis of data from more than 100,000 people.
Nuts are really one of those foods – you either love them or you hate them (or cannot eat them because of allergies). But, according to this article, eating pecan nuts can lower the risk of developing heart disease. A study showed that eating pecans increases the amount of healthy antioxidants in the body, which help reduce inflammation in the arteries. This protective effect is important in helping to prevent development of heart disease.
According to this article, researchers have now identified a number of the rogue genes associated with heart disease, which is a major step forward.
Ok, when we think of scary creatures, scorpions are probably quite near the top of the list, together with spiders, and snakes. But actually scorpions may not be as bad as you think –they may be able to provide a useful function for people in the future who require a bypass.