How does Garlic help regulate Blood Pressure?

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Taking a garlic supplement daily may help to lower your blood pressure.  Recent research has looked scientifically at the properties of garlic and the results are extremely positive. A 2016 meta-analysis, which looked at a range of individual studies into garlic's health effects, concluded that garlic canlower blood pressure. These results wer...
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How to improve your heart health with Tai Chi

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The slow, flowing movements of Tai Chi have been shown to improve heart health, especially in people with chronic heart failure.  Tai Chi is a popular pastime in China and many other countries – studies have shown that the rhythmic exercise can improve health, especially in people with heart problems1. Men and women of any age can take part in...
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The Healthiest Hearts in the World

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An indigenous tribe in rural Bolivia have the healthiest hearts of any group on Earth. What's the secret to their health and longevity? The Tsimane (pronounced chi-man-ay) are a Bolivian tribal group with an extraordinary boast to their name; they have some of the healthiest hearts in the world1. They live across the hot and humid north of Bolivia ...
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What Is Blood Pressure

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Understanding Blood Pressure The pressure in your heart and circulatory system affects all aspects of your physical health. It's important to have your blood pressure checked regularly, especially as you get older. Blood pressure is normally written as two numbers with a slash between them (i.e. 120/70mmHg). The first number represents the pressure...
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The Mediterranean Diet

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The Mediterranean diet is generally accepted as one of the healthiest in the world. It's full of heart-healthy fruits, vegetables and proteins, cooked into a vast range of delicious dishes. Following the Mediterranean diet is thought to lower cholesterol and reduce high blood pressure. It may even extend your life. There are 21 countries in the Med...
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UV Rays - Why Sunlight Improves Heart Health

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Spending time in the sun is great for our body and mind. We've been using sunlight to improve our health for thousands of years and now there's scientific evidence that soaking up rays might lower your risk of developing high blood pressure. Relaxing at the beach or in the comfort of your garden could help your heart - here's why. Vitamin D Most of...
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What’s my Heart Age?

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Heart Age: What is it and Why Does it Matter? Heart Age is a tool to estimate how likely you are to develop certain medical conditions including heart disease, heart attack and stroke. If your heart age is higher than your real age, you're more likely to experience these problems at some point in your life. Heart age is a valuable tool, used by the...
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Red Meat: How Much Should I Be Eating?

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For many of us, meat is a big part of our diet, included in almost every meal we eat. In the UK, we consume around 226g of meat every day. But according to research, eating this amount daily can severely affect our health. (https://www.vivahealth.org.uk/resources/meat-truth/uk-meat-consumption-%E2%80%93-going-down-online#:~:text=UK%20meat%20consump...
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Smoking: Your Heart after Quitting

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Smoking is one of the worst things you can do to your heart. Despite the poster campaigns and clear warnings on cigarette packaging, most smokers don't fully understand how smoking affects the body. Some people think that there's no point in quitting as the damage is already done, but this couldn't be further from the truth. It's never too late to ...
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COVID-19: Staying Heart Healthy at Home

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting all aspects of our lives. In the space of a few weeks, we've had to adjust to a new way of living, with less social interaction and more time spent indoors. These changes can have a massive impact on your physical and mental wellbeing. Whether you're self-isolating at home or returning to work, your heart health ...
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Sleep Better for a Healthier Heart

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We spend approximately one third of our lives tucked up in bed. It's when our body gets to work, forming new memories in the brain and repairing blood vessels around the body. Getting the right amount of quality sleep each night is an essential part of staying heart healthy. Getting the Right Amount of Sleep The amount of sleep you need each night ...
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What is Cholesterol

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Cholesterol is a type of fat molecule called a lipid. It's used by our body in a multitude of ways, helping to produce vitamin D, bile acid and hormones like testosterone and oestrogen. Cholesterol has another key role in the body, acting like a glue which holds the outermost part of our cells, called the cell membrane, together. When people talk a...
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What's in Kwai Heartcare

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Each tablet of Kwai® Heartcare contains Garlic Powder, Vitamin B1 and Allicin, a powerful substance extracted from garlic which can maintain healthy levels of cholesterol and help keep you stay heart healthy. Here's a closer look at how Kwai® Heartcare tablets are made and why these ingredients can help you to take care of your most important organ...
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Stress and your Heart

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Stress affects everyone in different ways and at different times. Too many of us brush it aside and avoid dealing with the root causes of our stress. It's natural and healthy to feel stressed from time to time, but not constantly. Too much emotional stress can take a toll on our physical and mental health, so it's important to learn how to deal wit...
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Managing High Blood Pressure

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3 Tips for Managing High Blood Pressure  High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) is a common problem, affecting around 1 in 7 people worldwide. Your heart has to work harder than usual to push blood though your arteries, which can become narrower and less stretchy. This can strain your circulatory system and increase your risk of developing serious...
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