Heart health and love connection: Go Red for Women!
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Friday is Go Red for Women. It's the 10th anniversary of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign to raise awareness of heart disease in women. New research shows married people have significantly fewer heart attacks than their unwed peers by nearly 60 percent. The numbers hold true across several age groups, but especially middle-aged couples. Among those who do suffer a cardiac event, married men and women have a much better rate of survival. Because Valentine's Day is right around the corner, we cross-checked some dietary tips to keep your ticker in tip-top shape from our contributing nutrition expert Kim Thompson with some well-known aphrodisiacs! Enjoy! Oats, flax seed salmon, and black beans are all good for your heart and the sex drive. Broccoli is tricky. It's an aphrodisiac for men, but for women it could be a turn off because it reduces estrogen levels. Wine and chocolates do double duty. They work for your heart health, and your libido, and a bottle of red wine and some dark chocolate could be the perfect gift for your Valentine! The higher the content of the cacao, the better when it comes to chocolate. http://www.goredforwomen.org/