Showing posts with label Health-Heart. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health-Heart. Show all posts

May Drink Coffee Regularly Improve Healthy Heart? - Part 1 - Heart 8

Monday, September 5, 2022

All of us might taste coffee at least few times in our lives, could be during teenager or young age, just for curious.



Fig 01- Local coffee shop at our city


Who drinks a cup or more of coffee daily may not know the advantages of this beverage.


It seems most of us aware the negative effect of caffeine content in coffee. In great amount, let’s say more than 600 mg or 6 cup per day, caffeine causes:

- higher rate heart beats

- inability to sleep (insomnia)

- anxiety, stomach upset and urination frequently.

- nervousness and higher blood pressure.



Fig 02- Employee at a local coffee shop



Fig 03- A cup of black coffee for illustration


However, in addition to joyful, there are plenty of benefits to drink coffee at proper or moderate intake every day.


Low or proper or moderate intake of caffeine from drink coffee as suggested by Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

- about 400 mg of caffeine per day

- or 4 to 5 cups of coffee per day


What the positive effect on drinking coffee everyday?


# To be continued to Part 2


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Are Olive Fruits Good for Heart? - Heart 10

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Fig 01- Olives are cutting in half and slices


Many people like “bitterness” of olive fruit, but I think the “bitter” taste makes olive special.


The fruit actually well known for its rich in nutrients content long time ago. The recent studies said that this fruit good for:

- improving heart condition

- avoid osteoporosis

- against cancer


In addition to olive, other fruits considered as good for heart are:

- strawberries

- blackberries

- raspberries

- blueberries

- apples

- pears

- oranges


Fig 02- Olive fruit in the glass jar


There are long list the good foods for healthy heart. I think almost common fruit, green and yellow vegetables which we consume every day include in the list.


Fig 03- Olive fruit ready to use


I love to eat green vegetables, yellow vegetables and fruits such as:

- broccoli

- cabbage

- cauliflower

- green beans and any beans.

- peppers

- berries


Both olive fruit and berries are reported to contain antioxidants like anthocyanins.


This oxidant againts inflammation and oxidative stress, thus could prevent progress of heart diseases.


The olive also rich in “the main fatty acid” called as Oleic acid. This acid could regulate cholesterol and halt “bad cholesterol” to oxidation.

Normal blood cholesterol level, together with healthy blood pressure mean reduce risk factors of heart diseases. The stroke and heart attacks may be ward off.


However, olives contain higher salt. Consuming too much is not good idea. It is said to limit eating olive no more than two ounces (57 gram) per day.


Do you like to consume olive fruit or oil?

Do Women Heart Beats more than Men? - Heart 9

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Ginger plant, just for illustration


Let us talking the fact that women’s heart is healthier than men’s. Men tend to have heart diseases (coronary artery disease) than women while they are in the young age.


Female estrogen (sex hormone) is believed to alleviate arteries walls to cause the blood flow easily. At this point, It might one reasons why women live longer than men.


After 65 years old, the sex hormone production decrease, then women face the higher risk of cardiovascular diseases, but the risk factors are the same for both men and women.


Some risk factors of heart diseases are:

- high blood pressure

- high cholesterol.

- smoking


Halloween decoration, just for illustration.


Do Women Heart Beats more than Men?


The answer is yes. It is because women heart size is smaller than men, around 66% of men’s size.


The different of heart beat rate average between men and women are:

- 78 to 82 beats per minute for women.

- 70 to 72 beats per minute for men.


Clearly, fact shows that women’s heart beats are faster than men.


Previous posts relate to heart:

What is the Irregular Heartbeats? - Heart 1

Why Sugary Drinks Cause of Heart Diseases? – Heart 2

- What is the Meaning of Cardiovascular Disease? - Heart 3.

Why Friendship may Improve Healthy Heart? - Heart 7

Sunday, May 17, 2020
Building a friendship (source: Exposure)

We all know that good friendship or socializing contributes to our mental health as mentioned in many literatures.

Several sources noticed about significant relationship between socializing and improvement of our physical health.

Some benefits of good quality friendship are:
- increase memory
- sharpen cognitive abilities
- not feel lonely
- improve happiness
- likely to live longer

The two specific advantages, make me surprising about socializing that:
- friendship through technology (social media) as important as in person.
- may reduce cardiovascular diseases.

The connections between friendship and heart diseases are following:
- no friendship means live lonely
- loneliness causes stress
- stress increases hormone cortisol production.

Positive friendship either in person or online or both means lower hormone cortisol production, lower blood pressure, lower damaging to our blood vessels, hence, improve our healthy heart.

Hope, our friendship may lead to healthy live, both mentally and physically even through online (blogging) only.

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Why Vacation may Improve Healthy Heart? - Heart 6

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
One of tourist destinations in the tropical region

We might know that take off from job for a while reduces stress. Recent research findings relate vacation to many health benefits.

A vacation every year or once in one year (12 months) period have several advantages in respect to healthy heart:

- reduce risk of heart diseases
- improve heart rate (more normal and natural rates)
- lower risk of stroke

Interesting fact that work long hours cause risk of stroke. The risk is about 29%, and increase to be 45% if the people have worked long hours for long time.

Then, Why Vacation may Improve Heart Benefits?

There are at least two main reasons that impact on heart improvements due to days of hiatus:


An island for vacation in the tropical area.

1) Reduce metabolic symptoms called as dysmetabolic syndrome or syndrome X. This syndrome relates to high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol and insulin resistance, thus reducing metabolic symptoms will reduce risk of heart diseases.

2) Vacation may reduce stress, hence reduce heart diseases.

Moreover, Holiday is believed to improve focus ability and happy life. Have planned to get vacations this year? Where and how long?

Why is Grass Feed Beef Good for Heart? - Heart 5

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Grass feed cattles (credit to Healthline)

The words “Grass Feed Beef” refer to cattle which consume grass regularly. It is believed as a natural way to get fresh and healthy food for cattle.

The grass feed cattle produce meat with higher nutrients such as:
- Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
- Antioxidant
- Vitamins (A and E)
- Creatine
- Carnosine

We might not know function of CLA, Creatine and Carnosine. CLA relates to improvement of immune system.

Carnosine and Creatine are not well known, but crucial nutrients to improve brain and muscles functions. 


Brain needs some specific nutrients from meat, just for illustration
(credit to Diagnosis.Diet).

Generally, grass feed beef contains Omega-3s which would work in the body to:
- lower blood pressure
- reduce inflammation
- reduce triglycerides

Together with lower unhealthy fats, Omega-3s (1600 mg for men and 1100 mg for women daily) may improve health of cardiovascular, and reduce risk of heart diseases.

Experts said that supplement of Omega-3s is not effective. We should consume meat regularly, especially from grass feed cattle.

Have you tried to consume grass feed beef? What do you think compared to grains feed beef?

Could Oversleeping Cause Cardiovascular Diseases? - Heart 4

Sunday, January 12, 2020
Normal and healthy sleep for adult
(credit to Amerisleep).

We all need sleep to repair “damages” of our body due to many daily activities. Other functions of sleep are:
- removing waste
- improving immunity
- processing memories and learning development for brain

The question then how long should we sleep for better health of our body? Many resources mentioned that sleeping between 7 and 9 hours is considered good and healthy.

Some experts described the length of sleep whether too short or too long has health risk to several diseases.

Oversleeping, more than 8 hours, will increase the risk of some diseases, especially cardiovascular relate diseases.


Illustration of health problems to oversleeping
(credit to verywell health).

Some diseases connect to sleeping too much are:
- heart disease
- stroke
- diabetes
- Obesity
- Cognitive impairment
- Impaired fertility
- Depression

In case of cardiovascular diseases, hours of sleep and its risks are following:
1) 8 hours sleep more per night
- double risk to have chest pain (angina)
- 10% risk to get coronary heart disease.

2) 9 hours sleep more per night
- 34% risk to get heart diseases.

3) 11 hours sleep more per night
- 38% to 44% risk to get coronary heart disease.

Luckily, who have been slept about 7.5 hours per night will less likely (reduce) by 18% to get heart diseases.

How many hours do you sleep per night? Hope, no less and no more than healthy range.

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What is the Meaning of Cardiovascular Disease? - Heart 3

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Illustration of heart (credit to Harvard University)

Long time ago, I myself “confused” with the words of hearts diseases, heart attacks, coronary diseases, cardiovascular diseases and other diseases relate to hearts.

I find out that cardiovascular was combination of “cardio” and vascular words:

1) Cardio means heart. The diseases relate to cardio (heart) may include:
- Congenital heart disease
- Heart failure
- Dilated cardiomyopathy
- Heart valve abnormalities
- Myocardial infarction
- Abnormal heart rythem
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy



The heart, just for illustration (Credit to Everyday Health)

2) Terms of vascular diseases relate to blood vessels diseases that connect to veins and arteries in our body. Disorder could lead to health problems from severe to death.

Some vascular diseases are:
- abdominal aortic aneurysm
- stroke
- peripheral artery diseases
- arteriovenous malformation
- blood clots (pulmonary embolism)
- critical limb ischemia
- chronic venous insufficiency
- deep vein thrombosis

Cardiovascular diseases caused more than 800,000 death every year, 840,768 death in 2016. 1 die in 37 seconds due to this diseases.

Heart (cardio) disease alone is number 1 causes of death in the USA and the world. About 635,260 death due to cardiac diseases in the USA in 2016.

The fact that more men than women die due to cardiovascular diseases in young age, but after 65, both men and women are almost equally affected by diseases.

Men more smoke cigarette than women. Smoke is one of risk factors for cardiovascular diseases.

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