Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Community
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WELCOME to the ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT COMMUNITY: This Patient-To-Patient Community is for discussions relating to Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) which is a hole in the part of the septum that separates the atria (the upper chambers of the heart). This hole allows oxygen-rich blood from the left atrium to flow into the right atrium instead of flowing into the left ventricle as it should. This means that oxygen-rich blood gets pumped back to the lungs, where it has just been, instead of going to the body.

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Heart Benefiting Uses For Green...

Green tea is touted as a wonder drink.  It contains antioxidants and reduce your chance of certain cancers and heart disease.  Green tea even has anti-aging properties that can rejuvenate your skin and give it a youthful appearance.  Green tea can increase metabolism and help in your efforts to lose weight.  Green tea has no calories and has a delicious taste.  If you want to use green tea in extraordinary ways, you will still reap the health benefits.  

One unusual way to use green tea is to use it as a beauty cream.  Green tea prevents photoaging so it is a common ingredient in many beauty and cellulite creams.  However, many creams come with a high price tag.  Make your own green tea face cream  by combining green tea powder with either olive oil for dry skin or mayonnaise for normal skin.  Apply the mixture to your face.  Your skin will be softer and younger looking if done with regularity, and without the high price tag!   

For a new take on green tea, make a new concoction that is delicious and nutritional.  Combine milk and green tea for green tea milk.  Milk is such as important food source because it contains Vitamin D and calcium.  Milk is essential for production of healthy cells, good eyesight, healthy immune function, healthy skin and connective tissue as well as proper gain muscle functioning. 

 

Use soy, almond, oat or rice milk.  Add a teaspoonful of green tea powder to a pint of nondairy milk.  Since the milk is cold, the green tea powder will not dissolve.  Using your microwave, heat the milk and green tea mixture for two minutes.  Thoroughly stir.  You may need to heat for additional time. Add sweetener according to your taste preference.  Green tea yogurt is made by adding the powder to vanilla yogurt. 

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Nov 23, 2009
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Nov 23, 2009
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