Sudden death at a young age often occurs because of heart problems. Studies prove, certain personality can reduce the risk of heart problems and premature deaths caused by it. "A person with the highest levels of optimism had a double opportunity to have ideal cardiovascular health than those who are pessimistic," said Rosalba Hernandez, a professor at the University of Illinois, quoted from ScienceDaily, Saturday (10/2015). Rosalba had a conclusion after examining 5,100 adults aged 45-84 years. The participants were asked to follow a mental health-related survey, the level of optimism, and physical health are also associated with a history of chronic diseases including arthritis. The analysis shows, the total score for the general health tend to be proportional to the level of optimism. Participants with the highest level of optimism has a chance at 50-70 percent higher to have a healthy heart. In addition to having a healthy heart, participants with the highest level of optimism also have cholesterol and blood sugar levels better than those who are pessimistic. As published in the journal Health Behavior and Policy Review, optimistic person is also less chance to smoke. Rosalba assess this finding is important because at the community level, there is little difference in heart health can bring a significant reduction in mortality. Modification of psychological things, he thought could help the American Heart Association (AHA) achieve the goal of improving cardiovascular health by 20 percent before 2020.
Avocado known to provide excellent benefits for health,The fruit is even claimed to be very good to help nourish the heart. The study, led by the chairman of the nutrition committee of the American Heart Association, Penny Kris-Etherton, revealed that daily consumption of avocado provide the advantages of controlling the levels of bad cholesterol in the body. Involved some 45 respondents aged 21-70 years in this study. They are given the average dietary intake of Americans that is composed of 34 percent fat, 51 percent carbohydrates per cent, and 16 per cent protein for two weeks before the start 'avocado diet'. The researchers found that compared with the ratio of the average diet early, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or often referred to as bad cholesterol is 13.5 mg / dL lower after eating avocado respondents regularly. In patients with high LDL, this result would be the equivalent of a 10 percent reduction in levels. Some other blood tests also showed other benefits of avocado consumption, ie primarily on total cholesterol and triglycerides, as quoted by the Journal of the American Heart Association, Friday (09/01/2015). Avocados are known to contain fiber and phytosterols that are beneficial to health. "From the results of this study we need to focus on how to make people want to eat a heart-healthy foods, including avocados are rich in nutrients and other food sources," said Dr. Kris-Etherton, from Pennsylvania State University.
For those of you like snacking but want to lose weight, the right solution is to choose the right snacks. Well, a study from Pennsylvania State University found that the right snack is almonds. Replacing a snack with almonds,is believed by researchers to help the process of weight loss. Quoted from the Journal of the American Heart Association, Saturday (10/01/2015), the researchers concluded this after observing the levels of abdominal fat, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or "bad" cholesterol and total cholesterol levels of the respondents. The researchers conducted a study involving 52 respondents who have excess weight. Moreover, these respondents also had higher levels of total cholesterol and high LDL prior to the study. They were then divided into two groups: one group was given almonds as a snack, while the other group was given a muffin banana as a snack for 12 weeks. The results showed that the group was given a snack of almonds decreased abdominal fat, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and other blood fats, when compared with the other groups. "Our study found that eating almonds as a snack can be heart healthy and reduce belly fat. In addition, snacking almonds can also be a simple way to help fight heart disease," said one researcher, Claire Berryman. According to nutritionists Leona Victoria Djajadi, MND, how to eat nuts as a snack is best to raw (raw). Nuts including almonds and walnuts contain good fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated) so that it can fight and reduce the content of LDL in the blood. "Nuts also contain fiber so that when combined with protein and fat can be one snack potent against hunger," said Victoria.