In a recent study, older adults who had the highest levels of Vit. D had a 33% lower risk of developing heart disease. Good sources: Supplements, sunshine (without sunscreen) and Vit. D fortified dairy products.
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When I was using my Bodybugg, I found that I often burned more calories doing things like shopping, cleaning, running errands etc. than I did spending the whole day being sedentary at work and then hitting the gym for an hour.
While it's important to get your heart rate up for cardiovascular health, a lot of calories can be burned just doing everyday tasks.
Broccoli has a strong, positive impact on our body's detoxification system and cholesterol-lowering ability, B-complex vitamins in broccoli are good for heart health. Broccoli has a combination of both vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene) and vitamin K which keep levels of our vitamin D metabolism in balance. Try to eat 1/2 cup of brocolli a day or at least 2X per week to gain its benefits, Diabetics should definetly have this if they are low in vitamin D
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