You think you know something...and then research changes! We're being kept on our toes these days as science changes and we learn more about keeping our tickers healthy. Just as technology changes in the blink of an eye, so does the science behind many heart health related studies. So, what exactly are we finding that's recently changed?
Fish oil supplements might not help increase heart health like so many Americans thought. Now, this might not seem like a big deal for some of you. Fish oil supplements? I don't take those! While you might not, nearly a quarter of all U.S. adults do. Recent research has found that fish oil supplements might not do anything for heart health at all. Now, this had our Stitch Red team worried - we just boasted about Omega-3 Fatty Acids being good for heart health! Naturally, we did a bit more research and found that this heart-healthy nutrient is best, and most helpful, if we eat it naturally - like, in fish.
And this just in: non-alcoholic red wine might be the way to go for lower blood pressure! We might be outing our love for red wine, well wine in general, but here's another recent study that had us clicking around for more information. Originally it was "Red Wine is Good for Lowering Blood Pressure," but now it's "Non-Alcoholic Red Wine is Good for Lowering Blood Pressure." Oh, how the times have changed! A new study published in Circulation Research found that non-alcoholic red wine is a friend to low blood pressure. We might not be able to decipher the scientific jargon associated with this study, but long story short, the polyphenols are more effective when there is no alcohol involved. It's still good to raise a glass to heart health, but try non-alcoholic if you're looking to keep your blood pressure numbers low!
That's the heart-healthy news for this week, folks! Stay tuned for more breaking heart health updates!