топик The Heart. 10 surprising facts about the heart / Сердце. 10 удивительных фактов о сердце на английском языке



10 SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT THE HEART

  1. Potatoes are a heart-healthy food
    One russet potato (with the skin on) has half the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.
  2. Females have faster heart rates
    The average female heart rate is 75 beats per minute (bpm). That is 5 bpm faster than the average male heart rate.
  3. Most people consume far too much sugar
    One can of soda has about 8 teaspoons of sugar! One hundred calories (6 teaspoons) of sugar is plenty for a single day.
  4. Lack of sleep increases blood pressure
    You can reduce your risk for high blood pressure by getting at least 8 hours of sleep per night.
  5. Relaxation reduces heart disease
    People always talk about the importance of exercise. Relaxation is important, too. An hour of relaxation per day is essential for a healthy heart.
  6. Heart disease is a woman’s disease too
    Heart disease is not only a man’s disease. Women are 5 times more likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer .
  7. Brushing your teeth can save your heart
    You are twice as likely to suffer from heart trouble if you have gum disease .
  8. The flu increases your risk of a heart attack
    You are twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack when your body is fighting an infection .
  9. A broken heart can break your heart
    Having a poor relationship with your partner increases your chance of heart disease. Negative energy creates stress .
  10. Popcorn is a heart-healthy snack
    Many know about the benefits of berries and nuts. Another heart-healthy snack is popcorn! But skip the butter and salt.

 

READING WARM-UP QUESTIONS:

  1. What is more important, exercise or rest?
  2. What are some heart-healthy foods?
  3. How much sugar is in a can of soda?
  4. How is a woman’s heart different from a man’s?
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