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5 spices that are good for your heart

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How do you cut out the salt for a healthy heart, but still enjoy some taste in their diet?
 
According to Dr. Joel Kahn , cardiologist and author of the new book The Whole Heart Solution , you may want to add a few spices to your diet.
 
Dr. Kahn notes: "The Western diet of excess salt and fat has spread worldwide. These excesses account for an excess of cardiovascular deaths, 40% of them premature and devastating. Instead, by centering your diet on whole foods, based in plants, nuts, seeds and legumes, and by eating correctly, you automatically drop your salt intake to where it should be for a healthy heard- and to stop and reverse cardiovascular disease in its tracks."
 
Dr. Kahn shares five spices that add flavor and have terrific heart health benefits.
 
Garlic: The allium in garlic has been shown to improve blood cholesterol, reduce blood pressure and lower risk of developing heart disease.
Turmeric: The main ingredient in curry spice, turmeric is rich in curcumin, which has been shown to reduce cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar. It also improves endothelial function.
Ginger: This natural anti-inflammatory herb has been shown to thin the blood and may also help reduce cholesterol.
Cinnamon: This sweet spice is a natural antioxidant that may improve blood flow and help normalize blood sugar.
Coriander: In animals, this spice has been shown to lower blood cholesterol.
 


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