Blueberries… Natural Aphrodisiac!

Packed with vitamin C and dietary fibers, these tiny fruits are an excellent aid for weight loss, good for your heart and cholesterol levels, and most importantly a natural Aphrodisiac! Besides being rich with nutrients, blueberry offers some exclusive benefits for men. Here are some more interesting snippets of information on various benefits of blueberry for men…
-The Natural ‘Viagra’
Blueberries are rightly hailed as “super sexual” foods for males. The reason – they have the potential to elicit the performance of Viagra. Studies have proven that blueberries are storehouses of compounds that aid the blood vessels to relax, paving way for an enhanced blood circulation. They are also good sources of fiber, which can help in flushing out the excessive cholesterol levels, the failure of which can hamper sexual life of men. Blueberries act as wonder agents in the life of people affected by impotence and erectile dysfunction by improving the blood flow into male phallus.
-Bye Bye To Belly Fat With Blueberries
-Tires, beer belly, abdominal fat – you call it with various names. The more the belly fat, the higher the risk of people developing serious health issues are. It is proven that men are more prone to accumulate belly fat than women are. Studies have established the fact that regular intake of blueberries, as fruits or as juice, can help in reducing the belly fat, and lowering the risk associated with the onset of various cardiac conditions.
-Thwart Cardiac Diseases With Blueberries
Rich with antioxidants, blueberries can do wonders in keeping your heart healthy. Along with lowering the level of LDL cholesterol, blueberries help in retaining the level of the good HDL cholesterol. Thus, people who enjoy blueberries are at a lower risk of developing heart diseases.






Angioplasty or Bypass Surgery?

During cardiac catheterization, your doctor will examine images of the inside of your coronary arteries. If cholesterol plaques in these arteries (coronary artery disease) have caused areas of narrowing, treatment options depend on various factors, including:
-Severity and extent of coronary artery disease
-Symptoms, such as chest pain and shortness of breath
-Overall heart function

Other medical conditions, such as heart valve disease, diabetes, kidney disease, peripheral artery disease, or prior stroke or heart attack.
For some people, medications and lifestyle changes may be the treatment of choice — especially if only one artery is narrowed.
In other cases, angioplasty may be recommended to open the clogged arteries — especially if you are having chest discomfort (angina) due to reduced blood flow that has not responded to medication and lifestyle changes. During angioplasty, a tiny balloon is inserted and expanded at the site of the blockage to widen the narrowed artery. Typically, a small metal coil called a stent is implanted in the clogged artery to help prop the artery open and reduce the risk of it narrowing again. It’s possible you may even have angioplasty during your cardiac catheterization, if your doctor thinks it’s the best treatment option for you.
If your arteries are narrowed or blocked in multiple areas, coronary bypass surgery may be necessary. During bypass surgery, a section of healthy blood vessel — often taken from inside the chest wall or the lower leg — is attached above and below the blocked artery. This allows blood to bypass the blocked area and flow to the heart muscle.






Lifestyle after Angioplasty

For most people, coronary angioplasty greatly increases blood flow through the previously narrowed or blocked coronary artery. Your chest pain should decrease, and you may have a better ability to exercise.
Having angioplasty and stenting doesn’t mean your heart disease goes away. You’ll need to continue healthy lifestyle habits and possibly take medications to ensure your artery doesn’t re-narrow. If your symptoms return, such as chest pain or shortness of breath, or other symptoms similar to those you had before your procedure, contact your doctor. If you have chest pain at rest or pain that doesn’t respond to nitroglycerin, call 911 or emergency medical help.
To keep your heart healthy after angioplasty, you should:
-Quit smoking
-Lower your cholesterol
levels
-Maintain a healthy weight
-Control other conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure
-Get regular exercise






Food You Should Eat After an Angioplasty

During the angioplasty recovery phase, choose food with low fat content, and make sure that your diet features cereals, beans, rice, pulses, and grains as they have very low fats in them.
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA) and omega fatty acids are beneficial for you. Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids cut down the levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol and increase the level of ‘good’ cholesterol (HDL- High density lipoproteins) in the blood.
Olive oil, rapeseed oil, sunflower oil, corn and soya oil are rich in PUFA
You can eat oily fishes like sardines, mackerel, herrings, and pilchards, as they are rich in omega fatty acid
Also, enrich your diet with fruits and green leafy vegetables and take your meals regularly.