Grape Juice, Red Wine, and Green Tea
Resveratrol, commonly found in grapes and other plants, is being studied for its antioxidant properties and its ability to minimize cardiovascular problems. That’s why I encourage my patients to drink grape juice and red wine, both of which are made with grapes (in moderation, of course). You can also get resveratrol in supplement form. I recommend 2–5 mg of resveratrol daily. It's simply good cardiovascular nutrition.
I also encourage my patients to drink flavonoid-rich green tea. Doing so is an easy way to promote good health and encourage resistance against chronic degenerative diseases, including chronic hypertension. While plain green tea itself has a delicate flavor, try it in one of the many formulas combining it with lemongrass and other herbs. Add a little honey and lemon, and I think you will find that this healthy heart nutrition tip really is quite delicious.
If you can break your coffee habit in the process, you’ll be doubly rewarded, as you’ll also be reducing the amount of caffeine you ingest.
For more information on cardiovascular nutrition, visit www.drsinatra.com.
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