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Low-Cal, Nutrient Foods Make Your Heart Younger, Study Shows

Posted Dec 18 2008 8:13pm

Well, we already know that we shouldn't pig out on bad foods, but now a new study shows that if we eat a nutritionally balanced low-calorie diet our hearts actually get younger, according to a new study from investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis!

Indeed, cutting out empty-calorie, low-quality processed, refined foods (such as fast foods, fries, desserts and soda) and instead eating nutrient-dense foods (such as veggies, olive oil, beans, whole grains, fish and fruit) on regular basis actually they could make your heart behave as if it were 15 years younger.

Talk about exciting information!

More specifically, the hearts of 25 members of the Calorie Restriction Society who limited their food intake were shown to have hearts that function like the hearts of much younger people, the scientists found.

The findings appear in the Jan. 17 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

"Ultrasound examinations showed that the hearts of people on caloric restriction appeared more elastic than those of age- and gender-matched control subjects," explains a press release

"Their hearts were able to relax between beats in a way similar to the hearts in younger people," explains a press release from Washington University in St. Louis.

"This is the first study to demonstrate that long-term calorie restriction with optimal nutrition has cardiac-specific effects that ameliorate age-associated declines in heart function," says principal investigator Luigi Fontana, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine at Washington University in St. Louis and an investigator at the Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy.

It's simply mind-boggling how much the subject about the dangers of sugars and refined carbs is accumulating. Likewise, you can hardly keep up with the new studies showing the benefits of eating those qual carbs (quality carbs).

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