What you eat, drink, and even breath can have an immediate effect on your body. Check out how your body reacts to just one of the following:
- One Glass of wine: Will immediately raise your level of HDL cholesterol that's the good kind by up to 20%. It also lowers LDL cholesterol that's the bad kind, and reduces blood clotting.
- Here's what one Double cheeseburger will do: It raises your risk of angina and inflames your arteries, according to a study done out of Columbia Hospital in New York. Even five hours later, your heart is at risk, especially if you physically exert yourself.
- After smoking just one cigarette, your heart rate rises by 7 to 12 beats a minute and your blood pressure goes up. And if you've kicked the habit, just one cigarette can get you started smoking again.