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A recipe for a stronger heart

If a recipe could reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease by as much as 76 percent and add six years to your life, would you follow it? That’s the idea proposed by British scientists who came up with the “Polymeal,” a daily menu that includes ingredients known to improve heart health. The meal includes wine and fish to reduce cardiovascular disease risk; dark chocolate, fruits and vegetables to reduce blood pressure; and garlic and almonds to lower cholesterol. While the Polymeal remains hypothetical, eating a healthy diet that includes these foods is a good way to reduce heart disease risk.

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