To follow a balanced, heart-healthy diet, you need to eat veggies, fruit, fish, soy, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds on a regular basis. But some foods have more heart-healthy disease-fighting nutrients than others. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic
Matcha provides trace minerals & vitamins (A, B-complex, C, E, & K), is rich in catechin polyphenols - compounds with high antioxidant activity that offer protection against many kinds of cancer, cardiovascular disease & slow the aging process. Helps reduce harmful cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar, reduce blood pressure & enhance the resistance of the body to many toxins. The most important polyphenol in matcha is EGCG which is 137X the amount as other green teas.
Watermelon, has the highest concentrations of lycopene of any fresh fruit or veggie which helps fight heart disease & several types of cancer. It contains citrulline & arginine, which can help maintain arteries, blood flow & overall cardiovascular function. It helps in the treatment of many infections in the body, including inflammation of the joints. It is rich in calcium which aids in the preservation & strengthening of bone structures. It can also help with healing gout. #dherbs