Science Daily reports a new study from Case Western Reserve University, published in Molecular Cell says:
… heart failure severity could vary based on nitric oxide levels in the body. Low levels could cause GPCRs to primarily activate the arrestin side of their signaling pathways — leaving out the other half that helps the heart respond to stressors. “Without nitric oxide, heart rate and contractility can’t increase, and thus hearts fail,” Stamler said.
I remember watching a Caldwell Esselstyn DVD where he spoke at length about the importance of keeping your nitric oxide levels healthy.
Watch any cooking demo by his family and guess what? They talk extensively about those nitric oxide levels.
And how, pray tell, do we pamper our hearts with this magical nitric oxide levels?
Just eat leafy greens like arugula, celery, lettuce, romaine, beets, spinach, watercress and chervil.
Or, how ’bout fruit? Strawberries, melons, raspberries, cherries, bananas, raisins, prunes and figs.
Another fun fact? Dark chocolate. Yup. That’ll do some good, too.
Oy. Plant based living is soooo dull, eh?