Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Folate and Vitamin B-6 Helps Protect Against Stroke and Heart Disease

In a Japan Collaborative Cohort Study titled " Dietary Folate and Vitamin B-6 and B-12 Intake in Relation to Mortality From Cardiovascular Diseases, " it was found that women who ate foods high in folate and vitamin B-6 were less likely to die from stroke and heart disease. Men who ate a diet high in these vitamins were less likely to die of heart failure. Vitamin B-12, on the other hand, had no association with reduced risk of death from Cardiovascular disease.

Foods that are high in folate are

  • Beans
  • Asparagus
  • Spinach
  • Collard Greens
  • Beets
  • Green Peas
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Avocados
  • Boccoli
  • Romaine lettuce
  • and Peanuts

Foods that are high in vitamin B-6 are

  • Tuna
  • Banana
  • Chicken Breast
  • Turkey Breast
  • Cod
  • Salmon
  • Snapper
  • Halibut
  • Beef Tenderloin

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