Mar 6 2014, 4:13am CST | by Sumayah Aamir
Who doesn’t want to grow old into the ripeness of silver hair and playing with your grandchildren? But nowadays people drop dead from heart attacks due to the unhealthy diet they consume and the stressful, sedentary lifestyles they lead.
The solution seems to be a mixture of restful sleep, stress-relief, vigorous intermittent exercise and most of all a good heart-healthy diet. Especially the last one is of crucial importance. You are your diet. What you put into your mouth counts for more than any other external factor.
9. Dark Chocolate: While white chocolate contains too much sugar and milk, both of which are trouble for the ticker, dark chocolate is the stuff in its natural state. It may need a little getting used to since it is slightly bitter, but health-wise it is the right food.
10. Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Also termed EVOO, the healing power of this oil is legendary. It will also help remove the extra padding around your waist since it contains monounsaturated fats which are the healthiest fats on the planet.
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