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January 02, 1987 - Image 61

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-01-02

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Heart Diet

Continued from Page 43

• A. According to the
American Clinical Nutrition
Society, hot peppers help ac-
tivate anti-clotting action in
the blood. Regular pepper
eaters in New Guinea, Bantu,
Korea, East Africa and Thai
have the lowest incidence of
blood clots of all the world's
people.
11. Sodium is an essential
mineral you should reduce.
Which essential mineral
should you increase? And
what is the best source?
• Calcium, says Dr. David
A. McCarron, associate pro-
fessor of medicine at the
University of Portland.
Surveys of dietary habits in
persons with high blood
pressure indicate they con-
sume significantly less
calcium than those with nor-
mal blood pressure. Low-fat
dairy foods, such as cheese
and yogurt, are a primary
source of calcium, and both
are available in low-sodium
versions.
12. Which blood pressure
reading below indicates the
highest risk of heart disease?
a) above 140/90
b) above 140/90 but lower
on medication
c) between 110/70 and
120/80
• A.
13. Visible light blue blood
vessels on the back of your
hand which are soft and
pulsating mean what?
• Your cardiovascular
system is in good working
order, says Dr. Edward
Kowalewski, professor and
chairman of family practice
at the University of Mary-
land School of Medicine in
Baltimore.
14. What do red earlobes or
a red nose sometime indicate?
• Circulatory problems,
says Dr. Robert E. Mendel-
sohn, former associate pro-
fessor of preventive medicine
at the University of Illinois.
15. Which supplies the
most saturated fat?
a) Imitation diet margarine
b) Liquid corn oil mar-
garine (stick form)
c) Peanut oil
• B and c have 2 grams per
tablespoon; a has 1 gram.
16. Which has more choles-
terol?
a) coconut oil
b)mayonnaise
c) lard
• C. Lard has 13 mgs per
tablespoon; mayonnaise has
8; coconut has none (but it
does supply saturated fat).
17. Why do you use the in-
dex and middle fingers in-
stead of the thumb to take
•your pulse?
• Because the thumb has a
pulse of its own.
18. If your pulse rate is
over 120 when you stop exer-
cising what does this in-
dicate?

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