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What to Eat for a Healthy Heart and a Healthy Mind (Page 3)

Pour A Glass Of Red

2. Pour a Glass Of Red Wine

Red wine contains compounds called polyphenols that help lower cholesterol and blood pressure and prevent blood clots. Research suggests one polyphenol—resveratrol—may also improve blood flow to the brain and reduce stroke risk. “Resveratrol makes the blood cells less sticky and thus thins out the blood, which prevents dangerous blood clots,” says Felder. Despite the health boons, if you don’t drink, you shouldn’t start.

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