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The Best Drinks for Your Heart

Updated on May 5, 2012

The heart is one of the most important parts of the body. It has function to pumps blood through blood vessels with rhythmic contractions. The heart is also associated with the term of cardiac and "kardiak", means related with heart (it comes from the Greek).This organ plays a role in the human circulatory system. The average of human heart is beating about 72 beats per minute. Female's heart has weight about 250 - 300 grams and male's heart has weight about 300 - 350 grams.

We should care with our heart. Imagine if our heart doesn’t work properly. So, the flow of the blood wouldn’t be normal. The heart works every day in our body by the bloodstream and it all makes us able to stay alive. I do not know if the heart stops beating. From now, why don't we give more attention to the heart. By giving a good nutrition, it can help our heart still survive and work based on its function besides doing exercise regularly. We find the nutrition inside the food and drink. From this hub, I’ll share to all of you about the best drink for healthy heart. It sound easy, but I hope we can practice and choose them based on our condition. Curious….please continued to read!

Water

We need water every day. I can say that most of life on the earth needed water to support their life. That’s why we must grateful with this gift. The fact is more than 75% of the body's weight is made up of water. Water is related with dehydration. It’s a condition where the body loss of fluid. It means the amount of water leaving the body is bigger than the amount being taken in. So, we need drinking water to protect the body from dehydration. A study said that dehydration can contribute to multiple risk factors for coronary heart disease. When we are dehydrated, the blood becomes more viscous. This condition makes our heart expend more energy to pump blood throughout the body. Even, the chronic dehydration can cause high blood pressure (hypertension).

The health expert suggest: We should drink about 8 up to 10 glasses of water every day (for adults). This suggestion is applicable to all conditions. We can add lemon juice into warm water to add flavor, including the benefit of an antioxidant substance.

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Black Tea

Tea is one of my favorite drinks. I think most of us love to drink tea every day. Now we talk about black tea. This drink produced through the fermentation process. The process was taken after the leaves are harvested and dried. The process intended to change the chemical composition of leaves. The final result is producing a powerful antioxidant that helps support cardiovascular health. Black tea is more oxidized from the variety of green tea, oolong and white tea was made from four varieties of Camellia Chinensis leaves. The tea made from the Camelia Chinensis leaves is the first truly original tea. The excellence of black tea than other tea is the taste still persisted for several years. Black tea itself has been shown to reduce the risk of stroke, improve blood vessel function, reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase blood flow in coronary arteries. Black tea is a tremendous source of good antioxidants to overcome the damaging free radicals. Free radicals in the body will cause chain reactions like the rust on metal. Antioxidants are the only way to overcome the "rust" caused by free radicals in the body.

The health expert suggest: The longer we dip the black tea, we will get the benefit of phytochemicals. Therefore, serve tea with hot water will be much better to maintain the antioxidant substance. Drinking a couple cups of black tea each day may help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Green Tea

Green tea is the name of the tea made from Camellia Chinensis leaves. Green tea has been popular as a drink and a medicinal plant for thousands of years ago. Like a black tea, green tea also contains many antioxidants which are good for the heart. The difference with black tea, green tea was not fermented. A study in 2004 showed that drinking green tea in large quantities useful to prevent the risk of coronary artery disease. Another study said that green tea useful to lower cholesterol, prevent blood clots and stroke.

The health expert suggest: Drink about 1 up to 3 cups of green tea every day.

Red Wine

I don't drink an alcoholic drink. But I share a fact about red wine, where I had never knew before. Wine was made by fermentation of sugar in the grapes. Red wine itself is a wine made from red grapes (red grapes). Some types of red wine which is popular among wine drinkers in Indonesia, like: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pinot noir and syrah/shiraz. Red wine contains many substances to protect the healthy heart, including resveratrol. Resveratrol itself has antioxidant properties that may protect the blood vessels in the heart. It also help to prevent the formation of blood clots. Some evidence showed that consumption of red wine in good amounts can raise HDL (good cholesterol).

The health expert suggest: Woman recommended no more than 1.5 glasses of red wine per day. And for man no more than 2 glasses red wine per day.

Pomegranate juice

In recent years, the reputation of pomegranate juice increasing so fast, including the nutrition researchers give much attention to this drink. Even the experts from the University of California found that the antioxidant substance inside pomegranate juice is three times higher than red wine and green tea. Early studies showed that regular consumption of pomegranate juice may lower cholesterol, reduce arterial plaque (a risk factor for heart disease), and increases blood flow to the heart.

The health expert suggest: If possible, do not use an additional sweetener while making pomegranate juice.

Coffee

Though I seldom to drink coffee, but I want to share a good fact about coffee. Did you know that coffee has higher antioxidant substance than cocoa or tea? Research which has been done for almost 13 years revealed that the consumption of coffee in moderation may reduce the risk of heart disease. The results of this studies were performed by doctors of University Medical Center Utrecht after analyzing data on coffee consumption level of 37 514 Dutch citizens. The people who drank 2-4 cups of coffee a day will have a reduced risk of heart disease by 20 percent. Even , Dr. Arthur L. Klatsky as senior consultant in cardiology for the Kaiser Permanente Northern California, USA and colleagues have conducted a study and found a decrease in the incidence of heart rhythm abnormalities among coffee drinkers. Numerous studies have found that coffee is good for the heart, the Lowa Women's Health Study on a series of research conducted to 27. 000 women with the ages of 55-69 found that if a person drinks coffee daily about 1 to 3 cups of coffee may reduce the risk of heart disease by 24 percent compared with those who did not drink coffee in a day. The research was conducted in in May 2011.

The health expert suggest: Try to drink between 2 to 4 cups of coffee per day. Do Not exceed 6 cups per day.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Very good information. All the drinks I should be drinking but I don't always do what I should. Vote Up and Useful.

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      Jobs Etc 5 years ago

      Very good information; Rated up

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      alliemacb 5 years ago from Scotland

      Interesting. I love green tea and pomegranate juice so this is good news.

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      Rika Susan 5 years ago from South Africa

      Good stuff, prasetio! Yes, pomegranate juice is great for heart health. In general, freshly made vegetable juices are also excellent. Your body gains access to all the nutrients that would otherwise have remained trapped in the fiber. The juice is also easily taken up by the body. For example, celery juice may help to regulate blood pressure.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, moonlake. Good to see you here. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it. I love your vote. Take care and have a nice day!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Jobs Etc. Thanks for gave your vote. I hope this hub useful for us. ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, alliemacb. Good to see you here. I am glad to know that you love green tea and pomegranate juice. I hope these drink give you benefit for your healthy heart. Cheers...

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, rsusan. I can't say anything, except "thank you very much" for stopping by and share nice comment about juice made by vegetables. I also agree with you about celery juice. We can combine this with other vegetables. God bless you and have a nice day :-)

      Prasetio

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Very useful Hub. It was interesting to read more about black Tea too. Thanks. Keep healthy. :-)

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      Hillary 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      This is great and I was pleased to find out I'm drinking the right stuff! The photo of the pomegranate cocktail looks yummy.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      I drink green but not every day. U.S. drink more coffee than tea. Now if my sister is here that's when tea is drunk in this house.

      Vote useful and interesting.

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      I have to say I'm very happy that red wine is on your list!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Another GREAT hub full of healthy ideas. I love green tea..Thank you for sharing...

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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      OK, almost all of these are the drinks that I've been drinking regularly, so I guess my heart is pretty healthy! Thanks for sharing, Pras. Rated up!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Great topic for a hub! This advice will be much appreciated for many people.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Prasetio

      Thank you for sharing this heart healthy hub with us.

      Voted up and away!

      Take care :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Prasetio, hey that's great, I love coffee and I am drinking within acceptable limits!

      Thank you for this wonderful healthy hub, voting up!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Lady_E for reading and I am glad you enjoy this hub. Black coffee is one of the best drink. Take care!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Green Lotus. I am glad you to know this hub useful for you. I also love to drink pomegranate juice. Thank you very much.

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, writer20. Thanks for coming and share a fact that most of U.S drink more coffee than tea. I hope this hub useful for you. Cheers...

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, POP. I am glad to put the red wine in this hub. I hope you always healthy...amen. Have a wonderful day :-)

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Ruby. I hope this hub useful for you. Thanks for coming. Cheers :-)

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My sister,Om Paramapoonya. I am glad to know that drink most of these drinks. I believe that your healthy always on top. Thank you very much. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, randomcreative. Good to see you again. Thanks for coming and share your attention to this hub. I hope this hub will be much appreciated for many people who concern with their health.

      Blessing, Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Sueswan. Thanks for stopping by. I hope this hub useful for you. Your vote always appreciated here. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Lesley. I am so happy to see you here and I know that you drinking coffee within acceptable limits. I hope you always healthy as well. Thank you very much and I love your vote. Cheers...

      Prasetio

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      CMHypno 5 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      At last an article that doesn't say I should give up drinking coffee! Just a shame I drink white wine and don't like red. Thanks for all the great information Prasetio.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, CMHypno. Thank you very much for coming to this hub and share your interest to this information. Actually I had watched a video on youtube about how the white wine also useful for our healthy if we drink it properly. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Excellent hub! I am glad to hear that my 3-4 cups of coffee in the mornings are good for me! I have been meaning to try pomegranate juice, I will have to pick some up soon. Very interesting and well researched hub. Thank you for sharing this important information with us. Voted up and useful. Have a wonderful day my friend! :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This is a good hub giving us many options with what we drink to help reduce heart disease starting with plain old water. Many companies are now condensing some of the health benefits from the things you mentioned and offering them in pill form...resveratrol, for instance.

      Voted up and useful. Have a great day!

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      So, pras, black tea is good, green tea is good, coffee is okay, sufficient water is necessary, but the best drink of all for overall health is pomegranate juice with more antioxidants than all the rest. So I'm off to the store to buy some. Thanks!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      informative hub, indeed.

      i agree that if wine taken in moderation can be termed good for our health. other's are also good choices.

      voted up indeed and shared across!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Very good information! Thank you so much! I love tea, so it looks like I should be drinking more of it!

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      Interesting and well design hub, prasetio, and it is good to hear that there are many different things to drink that is good for the heart. But it is as always best to drink with a bit of moderation no matter what it is, except water of course which we can drink more of. I drink a lot of water and unfortunately also too much coffee! Thanks for sharing,

      voted up, interesting

      Take care

      Tina

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, sgbrown. Thank you very much for coming and share how you interested with coffee as daily drink. I believe that you really enjoy your morning coffee. In my opinion, you can combine with pomegranate juice in the afternoon. I really appreciate your vote. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Good and healthy info brother pras. Yes, isn't surprise about the coffee! Unsweetened green tea, pomegranate juice, and one cup coffee all here but must start drinking more water. Will setting it out for a few hours expel the chlorine in it? Up, interesting and useful.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Peggy W. Good to see you here. There are many choice for us to support our health. Some of these drinks proved to maintain our health, that's why many company try to make it instant, like in pill form. Have a nice day!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, drbj. Thank you so much for stopping by. I agree with you about pomegranate and antioxidant substance inside pomegranate. My neighbor has a pomegranate tree. He allowed me to pick up when it ripe. I hope you also enjoy your pomegranate. Cheers...

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Ruchira. I am so happy to see you again. Though I never drink red wine, but I am glad to put this inside this hub and you enjoy reading it. Thanks for share your vote. I really appreciate that. Take care!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, AudreyHowitt. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it. Have a wonderful day!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Tina. Good to see you here. I am glad you love to drink water. Though you also drink too much coffee, it must be offset with exercise. I am proud to share this hub with you and I hope you always healthy..amen. Take care and enjoy your day!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, Alastar Packer. Thanks for your big attention to this topic. I have the same feeling with you about we should start all of these drinks by drinking more water. God bless you!

      Prasetio

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      mts1098 5 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      I was happy to see that coffee made the list :) A very good and unique article...cheers and thanks

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      Amethystraven 5 years ago from California

      This good to know. I drink all of these except the red wine. This is great information. Thank you for this hub

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, mts1098. Thank you very much for stopping by and you enjoy it. I am proud to share this information with you. Cheers....

      Prasetio

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi pras, great information as always, I do drink a lot of water but not as much as I should. I do like red wine, so now I can drink it knowing its good for me! rated up! cheers nell

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Amethystraven. I am glad to know this hub useful for you. I also don't drink red wine. Thank you very much. Take care :-)

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Nell Rose. Thank you very much for coming and share your vote as well. I am glad you love to drink a lot of water. It's good for your health. Have a nice day!

      Prasetio

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Thanks pras, I hope you have a great day too.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, My friend. Cheers....

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      I'm so glad to see all of my favorite drinks on the list for a healthy heart. Prasetio, thank you for sharing this well-researched and important hub with us! Voted up and shared.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Great information shared with in depth facts about each drink! Will keep them in mind for sure

      Up And shared :)

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, SanneL. Thank you very much for coming. I am glad to know that all of these drinks are your favorite drinks. I hope you always healthy...amen. Your vote are much appreciated. Cheers :-)

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, rahul0324. Good to see you here. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it! I love your vote. Take care.

      Prasetio

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I'm with you on the water, though not too sure about coffee, which I don't drink anyway. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for a great hub, which I voted useful and interesting, Prasetio. I needed the reminder about pomegranate juice! I knew that it was healthy, but I haven't drunk any for a long time. I'll buy some tomorrow. I don't drink wine, but I do drink purple grape juice and eat dark grapes to get some of the benefits of red wine.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Brother, alocsin. I'm with you as well about the water. I drink water about eight glasses everyday and I usually drink more water in hot day. I hope you always healthy..amen. Your vote really appreciated here. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Alicia. I am so happy to see you again and you want to buy pomegranate juice. I believe that purple grape or dark grapes are useful for your health though you don't drink wine. Actually, I never drink wine as well. Both of red wine or white wine. Thank you very much and I really appreciate your vote. Cheers..

      Prasetio

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      prasetico30, great hub and info! I like how you covered each item and described the general benefits. Thank you for listing water - so many of us take its benefits for granted. I appreciate you for sharing your research and knowledge - well done!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, missolive. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it. u. I hope this hub useful for you. Of course, I put the water as the first drink we should care about and the other drinks are useful as well. Take care and have a nice day!

      Prasetio

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Another great article Prasetio30. By all means,if it can help the heart, I would drink it. I didn't know coffee was beneficial to the heart. I rarely drink water, even though I should. It gives me another reason to try and drink water daily. Great work my friend.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, thelyricwriter. Thank you very much for coming. You may try to drink more water or combine with green tea and other drinks here. I hope you always healthy...amen! Take care!

      Prasetio

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      A perfect hub packed with great useful information and with beautiful pictures. I quit drinking coffee 2 years ago and don't want to start it too. This hub is too useful, so sharing with my followers in Hubpages and my friends by mail.

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      Dr.Vangeepuram Navaneetham Satakopan 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Well researched and presented hub. With regard to red wine, doctors do not advise people to go on this alcoholic drink as a therapeutic measure. If you are not a drinker, don't start. Moreover, resveratrol is concentrated in the skin of grapes and it is better to consume the fruit rather than red wine.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Dinkan53. I am so happy to know this hub useful for you. Thanks for your compliment and your kindness to share this hub with your followers. I also rarely drink coffee. But I am glad this drink still useful for our health. We have many choices here. God bless you!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Welcome to this hub, vnsatakopan. I am glad to see you here. I don't drink red wine. So, I satisfied by consume the fresh red grapes. I add with green tea and drink a lot of water. I hope this hub useful for us. Thank you very much!

      Prasetio

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 5 years ago

      Prasetio, Great hub! Very good healthy suggestions on a plethora of nourishing nutritious drinks for the heart! Thank You for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless You!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, DeBorrah K. Ogans. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it. I hope this hub useful for us. Take care and God bless you.

      Prasetio

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Up as always. I am a tea drinker already but just recently learned of black teas benefits so am adding that to my daily tea blend. It is great to have friends share all their good research. Thank you!

      Jackie

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Jackie Lynnley. Thank you very much for coming. I am so happy to know this hub useful for you and you want to add black teas in your daily tea blend. Take care and have a nice weekend :-)

      Blessing,

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      Tracia Bussey 5 years ago from Southern USA

      Good information prasetio30! I also like to learn about good health and how to live healthier. I enjoyed reading this hub about good things to drink. Thank you for your research! God bless!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Welcome to my hub, Gottabegod. I am so happy to see you here and I know how care about live healthier. Thanks for reading and you enjoy this information. God bless you too :-)

      Prasetio

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Great hub with some valuable information! I love green tea, coffee and water. I wish I wasn't allergic to red wine. Voting up and sharing.

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      bristol559 5 years ago

      Cranberry Juice is also good for your heart, voted hub up by the way.

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      Kim Lam 5 years ago from California

      Yes! I drink wine and coffee on a regular basis. I feel better now...thanks. Now about the pomegranate juice...I better start drinking more of that too! Thanks for sharing!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, tammyswallow. Good to see you again. I am glad to know that you love green tea, coffee and water as well. I really appreciate your vote. Take care and have a good day!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi,bristol559 welcome to my hub. I agree with you about cranberries which is good of our heart. Thank you very much. ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Turtlewoman. Thanks for coming and share your comment about this topic. You can try pomegranate juice soon. I hope you get all the benefits from all these drinks. God bless!

      Prasetio

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Oh, I am drinking all these drinks you have mentioned. Yehhh. Thanks for the listings. Great hub. Voted up!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, urmilashukla23. Thank you very much for stopping by. I am glad you love drinking all these drink. I hope you always healthy....amen. Thanks for voting up. Take care :-)

      Best wishes,

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hello Prasetio - I found this hub to be most nutritionally informative. As I age, I try to eat the right foods to keep my heart healthy. I want to try pomegranate juice and make my own. How do I make juice from the pomegranate fruit?

      I will also try black tea. I only drink green. I have learned some valuable advice from you and thank you.

      To your health - (and mine.)

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, vocalcoach. I am so happy to see you here and I know how this hub useful for you. Black tea also gave you many benefits for your health. Here's the step by step to make a pomegranate juice.

      - prepare 1 pomegranate, 1 cup (240 ml) water, enough sugar

      - Cut open the pomegranate, then submerge it in a bowl filled with water.

      - Then remove the seeds underwater, the result is the seeds will sink to the bottom, while the white or yellow membrane will float.

      - Discard the peel and membranes.

      - Strain water out of the seeds. Put into your blender and then run your blender few times.

      - Place a mesh strainer over your bowl and pour the seed mixture through the strainer.

      - Now you can add the sugar, 1/3 cup sugar per 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice.

      - Add water and the fresh pomegranate is ready to drink.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I enjoy many of these heart-healthy drinks. Pomegranates were recently in season here in Peru, and we ate lots of them! I've never made them into juice, so that gives me something to try next year. Thank you for another great hub!

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Fantastic hub! I drink lots of coffee and black tea but your hub has reminded me to drink more green tea and water. Voted up and shared! Kelley

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Oh, I need to drink more green tea and water! I drink lots of coffee and red wine. :-) Great hub with lots of valuable information. Voted up among others. Sharing.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      An informative hub on healthy drinks for the heart! I will recommend these non-alcoholic drinks to my parents as like you, we don't drink alcoholic drinks. The list of health expert suggestions are additionally helpful. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful. Voted up.

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      buckleupdorothy 5 years ago from Istanbul, Turkey

      Always great to have these reminders all handily bundled together - and especially as the weather gets hotter and dehydration more of risk. Thank you for this timely information!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, vespawoolf. I am glad to know this hub useful for you and about pomegranates in Peru. I hope you enjoy your first time drink of healthy pomegranate juice. Cheers, Prasetio :-)

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Kelly. Good to see you here. I am glad to know that you love to drink coffee and black tea. But you can combine these with water or green tea as well. Thanks for the voted and shared this hub.

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Victoria Lynn. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy this hub. I really appreciate your vote. Take care and cheers :-)

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, ishwaryaa22. I am glad to see you here. There are several options for us who don't drink alcoholic drinks. And most of them are good for healthy heart. I hope your father always healthy...amen. Have a nice day :-)

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, buckleupdorothy. I am so happy to see you here. Thanks for coming and share your comment. Best wishes, prasetio

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      cnhughes 5 years ago from Scranton, PA

      Very interesting. I drink a lot of water and black tea but there are a few others on your list that I might add. Thanks for this hub, it's very informative.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, cnhughes for coming to my hub. You can add the others drink. I hope you always healthy....amen!

      Prasetio

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      maheshpatwal 5 years ago from MUMBAI

      Prasetio green tea and pomegranate juice are very good for health. Since green tea contains large amounts of anti oxidants it helps in reducing the stress and also helps in burning fat. Driking too much of coffee is not advisable and good for health. It contains large quantity of caffeine which can be proved fatal for kidney... Lovely hub. Thanks for writing it and sharing with all of us.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Brother, maheshpatwal. Thank you very much for stopping by and share a wonderful comment about some of these drinks related with health. I agree with you, everything excessive wasn't good for us. Take care

      Prasetio

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Really great hub! I'm not sure the wine thing is right though? LOL I will share this with hub followers, pin it, tweet and google+.

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      lmlynde 5 years ago from Nevada

      Thank you for your great informative article. It's great to read articles that say the "good" things about certain "so-called bad" drinks we enjoy in our everyday life. I will look forward to reading more of your interesting and educational HubPages articles! Take care....Lori

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      Kevin J Timothy 5 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      Coffee??? Ooh, yea. Hey what about Black Grape and other resveratrol based drinks?

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, Angela Brummer. Thank you very much for share this hub with your followers and I hope this hub useful for them who care with healthy life. The first time I post the wine, I don't believe it. But the researchers had proven it. My suggestion is don't drink too much wine. God bless you!

      Love and peace,

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Lori (lmlynde). I am so happy to see you here. Thank you very much for coming and I glad to know this hub useful for you. Of course, we might underestimate for "so-called bad" drinks. But actually these drink still useful for our health. We need drink these wisely and follow what the health expert say before. Take care :-)

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, KevinTimothy. Good to see you. I think most of fruits are useful for health and I believe that they still have the nutritional value even when they changed into drinks. Cheers :-)

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      lmlynde 5 years ago from Nevada

      Everything we have both stated about "moderation" being a good method to always follow is so TRUE!

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      Peter Geekie 5 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Thank you prastioo30,

      An interesting article with useful sensible suggestions. If I may add one further, I saw my cardiologist yesterday and for my heart failure problem he recommended a small tot of brandy or whisky each day. His own father uses whisky under his tongue instead of GTN spray. Sounds too good to be true but I have had this medically confirmed. Obviously no good if you don't drink alcohol. However I do agree with pomegranate and drink it regularly.

      Voted up and interesting

      Kind regards Peter

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, lmlynde for coming to this hub. I agree with you and I hope you always healthy...amen. Take care :-)

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Peter Geekie. Thank you very much for coming and I am glad reading your comment about your personal experience. There are many choice for drinks and I hope we can consume them wisely. Doctor recommendation was good to be followed. Take care and have a nice day :-)

      Prasetio

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      Peg Cole 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This is such a great resource for heart healthy beverages. Thanks so much for the rundown on these drinks. My favorite is the coffee and the green tea! After seeing your recipe for making pomegranate juice within the comments I'm going to give that one a try. Beautiful pictures and useful information as always, Prasetio.

      Peg

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, PegCole17. I am so happy to see you again. I am glad to know that green tea is your favorite drink beside coffee. I hope you can try the pomegranate juice. Thanks for your attention to this hub. Have a good day :-)

      Prasetio

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      beingwell 5 years ago from Bangkok

      Voted up and shared! I love health articles!! We can never talk too much about taking care of the body.

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      lmlynde 5 years ago from Nevada

      Did you folks see the new broadcast on KTVN Channel 2 News in Reno, NV, stating that coffee has a POSITIVE affect in the cancer department. The facts are now that it keeps the cancer cells away!! Yeah for coffee for all of us coffee lovers. Go to http://www.ktvn.com/ and check it out!!!! Love & Peace....Lori

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      mr williams 5 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      I'm always up on my water intake, time to get some red wine. Very informative

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, beingwell. Thank you very much for coming. I am glad you enjoy this article and I hope this hub useful for you. Cheers. Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, Lori (lmlynde). Good to see you again and I am glad to hear the news from you, especially for cancer. I'll check the link you gave to me. Thank you very much. I hope we always healthy by consume these drinks. It's a good news for coffee lovers. God bless you.

      Prasetio

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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome Hub so well informed thanks

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, mr williams. I am so happy to see you here. For me water still the best for our body. Take care!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, DDE . Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it!

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Dear Prasetio - I thank you so much for taking the time to write out how to make juice from fresh pomegranite. You are so kind to do this for me. I will drink to your health each time I prepare this juice!

      Sharing your good hub with many.

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      Modern Lady 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Very interesting and very useful.

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      Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

      I drink all of those except coffee. I love green tea and learn new things it is good for all the time.

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      Learn Things Web 5 years ago from California

      I wasn't aware of Pomegranate juice being a good drink for the heart. Good hub.

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      Audrey Selig 5 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Great article. I can't drink the wine but love green tea. It is very calming so calms your whole body, as you know. Your research is excellent. Keep up the good work.

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      Amazing, a truly great read and so informative. I know that green tea is really good for me but I really do struggle to drink it!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, vocalcoach. I am so happy to see you again. Don't worry about this, I'll do the best for you. I hope you always healthy....amen. God bless you!

      Love and peace,

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Modern Lady. Thanks for coming and I am glad you enjoy it!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Pamela N Red. Thank you very much for stopping by. Good to hear that you love most of these drinks. I drink coffee occasionally. I hope you'll get all the benefits by drink all these drinks. Take care!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Learn Things Web. Nice to see you here. I hope this hub useful for you and we can learn together how the pomegranate juice is good for our health. Cheers, Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, brakel2. I am glad to know this hub useful for you and you also drink green tea. I hope I always give the best to my reader. Have a nice day :-)

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, acaetnna. Though it hard to accept green tea, but I hope this hub still good as source of information. I am glad to see you here. Good bless you!

      Prasetio

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I just found out about all the black tea benefits. I already green everyday, now I will add black tea to it. It is great finding these things out and sharing them with our friends. You are everyone's friend pras and we all love you very much.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Jackie Lynnley. Thanks for your compliment to my hub. I am glad to know that you love to drink green tea. I hope this hub useful for you. Cheers, prasetio

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 5 years ago from France

      Hello, looks like I am in the good path. I usually have red wine and water with my meals plus a cup of flavoured green tea afterwards.

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      laadhy 5 years ago from Maldives- The Paradise on Earth

      wow..very interesting hub.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Princessa for coming and share your healthy drinks with us. I hope you always healthy...amen. Have a nice day!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Laadhy. Thank you very much for coming. I hope this hub useful for you. Cheers, Prasetio

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      KenWu 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Great info. But how about red tea?.. red tea is quite popular in Malaysia. A cup or glass of teh tarik is everyone favorite. Rated up!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, KenWu. Thanks for stopping by and add the red tea as your favorite drinks. Of course, I'll try read tea soon. Your vote really appreciated. Cheers, Prasetio

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Great hub on the benefits of different drinks. We try to do most of these things. thanks for sharing all this.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, carol7777. I am glad to know this hub useful for you. Thanks for reading. I hope you always healthy..amen. Cheers, Prasetio

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