The heart is a muscular organ in humans and other animals, which pumps blood through the blood vessels of the circulatory system. Blood provides the body with oxygen and nutrients, as well as assists in the removal of metabolic wastes. In humans, the heart is located between the lungs, in the middle compartment of the chest.
Heart disease, is No. 1 killer in Malaysia, and about 20% of Malaysians are prone to it. Contrary to popular belief, it is heart disease and not breast cancer that is the leading cause of death among women in Malaysia, according to the National Heart Institute or IJN.
As a runner, news about runners’ passing due to cardiac arrest during a run is nothing new and it is always sad to receive news like this 😦 Hence, it is important to remind ourselves to listen to our body and not to push ourselves too hard.
Life is pretty much unpredictable, but prevention is better than cure. We are responsibile for our own health, and can take steps to lead a healthy life 🙂
In conjunction with the World Heart Day that takes place on 29 September each year, Juice Works is introducing ‘Heartbeat’, a seasonal drink that is filled with all the natural goodness Mother Nature provides to help us combat against this silent killer.
What is so special about ‘Heartbeat’?
It consists of five (5) main ingredients ~
Grapefruit helps to maintain a healthy heart with its powerful nutrient combination of fibre, lycopene, vitamin C, potassium and choline.
One research foundthat a diet supplemented with fresh red grapefruit positively influences blood lipid levels, especially triglycerides.
Cucumber is low in calorie, high in fibre and water content; it is also rich in potassium to help lower blood pressure and contains polyphenols called lignans, which can potentially reduce the risk of certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases.
Another bonus: it is rich in vitamin K, which is essential for bone health.
Researchers have reported that this cheerful fruit has an antioxidant called hesperidin, which improves blood vessel function and helps lower a person’s risk of heart disease.
Hesperidin is a plant-based compound called flavonoid, which is said to improve the health of the delicate cells that line blood vessels.
Carrots are a very good source of both antioxidant alpha and beta carotene, which are converted in the body to retinol (vitamin A), which is good for skin, lungs, immune system and heart health. They also contain the antioxidant lutein, which is vital for eye health.
Studies have shown that eating apples daily can help lower the bad cholesterol called LDL in the body and two other markers associated with plaques and inflammation in artery walls. It seems apples do live up to that old adage of helping to keep the doctor away when eaten daily.
With all these goodness in one drink, what are you waiting for? Quick, get one before it is too late 🙂
Heartbeat is now available at every Juice Works and Juice Works2Go outlets. What’s more, if you’re a Juicy VIP member, you get 10% off the retail price**!
**Cannot be combined with other ongoing discounts/offers/vouchers
**This seasonal drink is only available till 31 October 2017
**While stocks last
**Juice Works Malaysia reserves the right of final decision on all matters regarding this promotion
I missed the “Green Dinosaur” the last round because they ran out of spinach, so this time, I grabbed one while it is still early 😀
Taste – 6.5/10
Price – 5.8/10
Refreshing. Thirst quenching. It has a subtle hint of bitterness but I quite like the overall taste. I would love to try to make this at home, if I have the time; but for a quick fix, Juice Works is the place!
Let me know your thoughts once you have tried out “Heartbeat” 🙂