Saturday, January 29, 2011

Smart Eating

"Spicing up your diet can keep your taste buds and ticker
happy. Capsaicin, a compound that gives chiles their heat, may
relax blood vessels and bring down blood pressure, an animal study
in Cell Metabolism finds. Cook regularly with red pepper flakes to
add flavor and health perks to dishes.
Snacking daily on a half cup of fresh blueberries may help prevent
arterial hardening, the leading cause of heart attack and stroke,
an animal study in the Journal of Nutrition reports. The berries may
amp up antioxidant activity, reducing inflammation that harms artery

-Self Magazine December 2010