Peanuts Are Loaded With Anti-oxidants

Research now claims that peanuts rival many fruits when it comes to their antioxidant value, according to the University of Florida’s research. Peanut not only contain a wide variety of helpful antioxidants, but they contain the ‘good’ fat. “When it comes to antioxidant content, peanuts are right up there with strawberries,” said Steve Talcott, assistant professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Florida. “We expected a fairly high antioxidant content in peanuts, but we were a bit shocked to find that they’re as rich in antioxidants as many kinds of fruit.” The study researched a dozen different varieties of peanuts measuring their ability to block the aging effect of free radicals that occur naturally in the …

Patients On Anti-Coagulants – Be Careful Of What You Drink

Many heart patients are routinely placed on anti-coagulants. Anti-coagulants help keep blood thin and flowing freely through veins and arteries; decreasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Heart patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF), in particular, are advised to take anti-coagulants. Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of persistent, irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia). In atrial fibrillation, the heart’s upper chambers beat irregularly, affecting blood flow to the heart muscle and to the rest of the body. It increases the patient’s risk of blood clots, which can cause strokes and what is known as TIA (transient ischemic attack). TIA is what most people refer to as a “mini-stroke”, in which the patient suffers the effects of a stroke, but only …

Long Distance Wine Country Trips: Your Travel Options

Are you interested in taking a trip to California’s wine country? If you are, you may be required to travel a long distance. Whether you are coming from Ohio, New York, or Florida, you will want to examine your long distance travel arrangements. When you need to travel farther, there are even more travel arrangements that you need to make. The first step in making your long distance California wine country travel arrangements involves examining all of your options. You will need to decide how you want to get to wine country before you make all of your travel arrangements. For that reason, a few of your options are highlighted below. Air travel is one of the most common ways …