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Citrus fruits are good for your heart
« on: May 10, 2018, 05:11:37 PM »

Citrus fruits are good for your heart

Citrus contains flavonoids, plant compounds that may promote heart health, says Keri Gans, RD, a New York City-based nutritionist and author of The Small Change Diet. In a study of patients who had undergone bypass surgery published in The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers found that antioxidant-rich red grapefruit helped lower "bad" LDL cholesterol as well as triglyceride levels. Vitamin C has also been linked to reduced risk of heart disease. However, if you're taking cholesterol-lowering statins, you may want to skip grapefruit, which may interfere with these medications.
Sharifa Sultana
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy,
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences,
Daffodil International University