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Heart and circulation
What are the main plant and animal sources of omega-3 ?

Omega-3 are polyunsaturated fatty acids essential for health. They are primarily provided by the diet. Discover which foods have the highest omega-3 content and how you can obtain maximum benefit from them.

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Anti-hypertension DASH diet: principles and sample menus

Do you suffer from hypertension but want to avoid taking long term medication? Did you know you can lower your blood pressure by changing your dietary habits? That’s what DASH is all about. Read on for analysis and sample menus.

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8 tips for reducing your blood pressure naturally

Discover some simple measures for reducing your blood pressure (and therefore your risk of developing cardiovascular problems).

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Krill oil: definition and benefits of this excellent source of omega-3

The oil obtained from this small shrimp-like crustacean has swept the globe since the development of a particular oil extraction technique in the 2000s. Let’s take a close look at krill and its benefits.

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The 7 best plant extracts for combatting hypertension

Hypertension: an often-silent disease with serious consequences. Here’s our guide to the best plants for controlling it!

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The 5 best natural venotonics

Heavy legs, varicose or dilated veins... phytotherapy and good plant combinations are an effective solution to the problem of venous insufficiency.

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Blocked arteries: 8 proactive steps to take right now

It’s vital to take care of your arteries in order to reduce the risk of serious cardiovascular problems. Read on for our list of 8 recommendations to apply each day!

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What are the differences between vitamins K1 and K2?

Though most people are aware of vitamin K, it’s less well-known that there are actually two main forms of this vitamin: phylloquinone (K1) and menaquinone (K2). Do you know the differences between them?

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Omega-3 : get rid of the jelly invading your brain

If you cook with butter, you’ll know that when you leave leftover food at room temperature for any length of time, the fats in the sauce congeal to form a solid, unappetizing mass. What you probably don’t know, however, is that a similar process is simultaneously taking place in your cells...

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Co-enzyme Q10 or Ubiquinol: which is best for reducing the risk of a cardiovascular event?

Which is more effective – coenzyme Q10 or ubiquinol?

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The wonders of Ginkgo Biloba - its benefits, dosage and the legends surrounding it

Anyone interested in trees and phytotherapy cannot help but be captivated by the ginkgo biloba, also known as the maidenhair tree. It’s a curiosity of Nature that everyone should see at least once in their life...

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Three effective ways of reducing your risk of stroke

Stroke does not tend to be a chance occurrence: studies show that simple dietary measures can lower the risk by 80%.

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Are omega-3 absorbed best when taken at the same time as a high-fat meal?

Why is it better to take your omega-3 at the same time as eating a high-fat meal? Is it a way of minimising any side-effects or does it improve their efficacy?

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All you need to know about hypertension!

Arterial hypertension, too often ignored and poorly managed, is one of the main causes of cardiovascular problems and affects 20% of adults. Here we explore the condition.

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The best foods for protecting your heart!

Diet plays an important role in preventing hypertension, diabetes, and obesity, which are additional risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Here are our choices for the 10 best foods for protecting your heart!

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How can I improve blood circulation?

Do you often suffer from heavy legs? Separate fact from myth and manage your blood circulation problems more effectively.

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Eight good reasons to eat garlic

Garlic not only livens up cuisine, it has been used since ancient times for its medicinal properties. Scientists have studied these properties extensively and confirmed the many health benefits of garlic.

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