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Vitamins For A Healthy Heart

To help you keep your heart healthy, most doctors recommend that you take
additional supplements that contain vitamin E. They may also suggest that you eat foods that
are naturally rich in vitamin E, such as nuts. Nuts have high amounts of vitamin E, and most
of them taste great. You can find other foods that contain vitamin E as well, although nuts
have the highest amounts.

In the past, research has shown Vitamin E to help those who have already suffered the
wrath of a heart attack. This vitamin helps to prevent heart attacks in the future by opening
up the arteries and eliminate blockage. Those who have had a heart attack in the past are
always encouraged to add more vitamin E to their diet.

What many are not aware of, is the fact that you can use vitamin C to boost the effects
of vitamin E. Vitamin C is known as an antioxidant, which prevents the damaging effects
that cholesterol has on the body. Along with preventing cholesterol from damaging the body,
vitamin C also helps vitamin E with it’s functions - such as protecting your arteries and your
heart.

By taking both vitamin C and E as a combination, you’ll be well on your way to a


healthier heart. Overall, this is the easiest way that you can be sure you aren’t damaging your
heart, especially if you have had a heart attack in the past. If you have a history of heart
disease or heart problems in your family, these vitamins are essential to your diet. Even if
you are just concerned about the health of your heart, these vitamins will give you the peace
of mind in knowing that you are eating for a healthy heart.

As far as your dosage goes, it will vary from person to person, although 400
international units of vitamin E and C are the recommended amounts for most people. On
it’s own, vitamin C can be tolerated in large doses, without imposing any harmful effects.
You can take around 500 mg of it twice a day, and ensure that your heart remains healthy.

To be on the safe side, you should always make sure that you get the proper amount of
vitamins in your daily diet. Taking additional vitamins and supplements isn’t a bad idea
either, especially if you are trying to boost the health of your heart. Your heart is one of the
most important organs in your body, which is why you should always take care of it. If you
eat the proper diet and take the necessary vitamins.

Direction: Answer the following questions based on the text above!

1. What will happen if your body lacks of nutrients?


2. What is the advantage(s) of consuming vitamin E correctly?
3. Why do cholesterol oxidizes can cause heart attack?
4. Why do we need to eat nuts?
5. How does vitamin E help to avoid heart attack?
6. What are the functions of vitamin C?
7. What will happen in you consume both vitamin C and E as a combination?
8. How much vitamin C that can be consumed each day?

Direction: Read the sentences carefully and choose the synonyms of the underlined
words!

1. You need to eat the right foods.


a. hold c. drink
b. consume d. consider

2. You also need to supplement the food you eat with the necessary vitamins your body
needs to keep your heart working healthy for a long time to come.
a. acceptable c. good
b. appropriate d. important

3. If you don’t consume the right nutrients, you won’t be doing your heart any favors -
and may end up having problems later on in life.
a. goodness c. appropriateness
b. kindness d. politeness

4. Vitamin E is essential to improving the overall health of your heart.


a. bad c. important
b. good d. unimportant

5. When taken correctly, vitamin E will stop the cholesterol in the body from harming
the arteries.
a. destroying c. healing
b. denying d. cooling

6. Anytime cholesterol oxidizes, it sticks to the sides of the arteries and can lead to
blockages which can cause heart attacks or other serious problems with the heart.
a. attach, cause c. attach, happen
b. stuck, happen d. happen, attach

7. Most doctors recommend that you take additional supplements that contain vitamin
E.
a. Some c. extra
b. A lot of d. many

8. Nuts have high amounts of vitamin E.


a. much c. a great amount of
b. some d. a little
9. You can find other foods that contain vitamin E as well.
a. lack c. pregnant
b. have d. boost

10. Research has shown Vitamin E to help those who have already suffered the wrath of
a heart attack.
a. be badly affected, acute c. be badly affected, minor
b. acute, be badly affected d. minor, be badly affected

11. Vitamin E helps to prevent heart attacks in the future by opening up the arteries and
eliminate blockage.
a. ignore c. surrender
b. avoid d. refuse

12. Those who have had a heart attack in the past are always encouraged to add more
vitamin E to their diet.
a. supported c. given
b. suggested d. taken
13. Many people are not aware of, is the fact that you can use vitamin C to boost the
effects of vitamin E.
a. realize, increase c. ignore, increase
b. realize, decrease d. ignore, decrease

14. If you are just concerned about the health of your heart, these vitamins will give you
the peace of mind in knowing that you are eating for a healthy heart.
a. explain c. want
b. focus d. keep

15. Vitamin C can be tolerated in large doses, without imposing any harmful effects.
a. reasoning c. causing
b. breaking d. cooling

16. You can take around 500 mg of it twice a day, and ensure that your heart remains
healthy.
a. disagree, stays c. agree, moves
b. makes certain, stays d. makes certain, moves

17. You should always make sure that you get the proper amount of vitamins in your
daily diet.
a. necessary c. good
b. less d. bad
Direction: Find the appropriate meanings of the following special terms of Nutrition in
Indonesian.

1. Vitamin :
2. Nutrient :
3. Supplement :
4. Cholesterol :
5. Arteries :
6. Oxidize :
7. Antioxidant :