The "Live Healthy" Journal

Better Living Through Nature

Heart Health and Moderation

on April 2, 2012

Don’t  eat red meat. Do eat red meat. Don’t eat sugar. Do eat sugar. Don’t drink alcohol. Do drink alcohol. How do you keep it all straight? Well, when it comes to your heart you can always count on arginine supplements like Cardio Juvenate Plus to keep your heart healthy. And, some new research out of Harvard School of Public Health, you actually should drink alcohol…after your heart attack.

 

According to the New York Times, after controlling for smoking, body mass index, diabetes, hypertension, aspirin use and other factors, the researchers found that, compared with abstainers, men who drank one or two glasses of beer or wine daily, or one or two shots of liquor, were 34 percent less likely to die from any cause and 42 percent less likely to die of cardiovascular disease.

 

There seems to be a happy-medium for alcohol consumption. Too much alcohol and you could be putting yourself at great risk for many diseases, including heart disease. However, if you don’t drink any alcohol at any point in your life you might also be putting yourself at risk. So, what do you do?

 

Everything in moderation, that is the key to a healthy life. I know, I know, you’ve heart that age old sentiment a million times. You want that chocolate cake? Have a small piece, but not the entire cake! You want to be lazy and watch a movie today? Great, just don’t stay on that couch for longer than that one movie or TV show, then get up and get moving! Want that fried chicken for dinner? Fine, just have a small piece and make sure you eat your heart healthy veggies and have your heart healthy l-arginine supplement as well. And don’t make fried foods a habit.

 

Whether it’s eating or drinking, everything in moderation. Of course, if you’re hitting the gym or getting active, feel free to splurge on those activities.  Even when taking Cardio Juvenate with l-arginine for heart healthy, take it in moderation. Keep to the directions for use, and remain consistent. Just as with working out, you will see results.

 

So, what is the moral of this story?

 

“The maximum benefit is seen at moderate levels,” said Jennifer K. Pai, the lead author and an assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health. “We’re not telling people to drink if they don’t already. But we can say that continuing to drink moderate amounts after a heart attack seems to be beneficial.”

 

 

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