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Today's Heart Tip: Drink Green Tea

Tonja LaDue, RCIS, MBA
Senior Director, Heart and Vascular Services
Treasure Valley
By Anna Fritz, Health and Wellness
February 18, 2014

Green tea contains the highest antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of all teas. It helps prevent heart disease and stroke caused by atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) by improving the function of the cells lining your blood vessels. Green tea has been shown to raise HDL “good” cholesterol and lower LDL “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides. Drink 2-4 cups per day.

Tonja's heart advice: “No more excuses—you need to learn CPR. If you do, you can buy vital time for someone when every minute matters. Starting CPR within 4-6 minutes can bring a person out of cardiac arrest without permanent disability. Every minute improves their chances of survival and recovery. Classes are available throughout the region, including St. Luke’s classes in Boise, Ketchum, and Twin Falls.

February is Heart Month, so kick start your best year yet with 28 days of heart health. Every day in February St. Luke’s will send a heart health tip directly to your email. It’s easy to subscribe!

We’re also offering Free Heart Seminars throughout the month. Click here to find one in your area. Join us for a free heart seminar today in Caldwell or Twin Falls: Caldwell: The Latest News on Statins Twin Falls: I Ate What? Finding Hidden Fat, Sugar, and Sodium

About The Author

Anna Fritz is a writer and editor with St. Luke’s Communications and Marketing.