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After surviving a rare coronary artery dissection and massive heart attack while nine months pregnant, Nefertari has devoted her life to uplifting other heart patients and promoting heart health awareness.

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Red Red Wine

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There is a band that sings about red wine. The song is about 20 years old. It was released long before studies suggested that red wine may have heart health benefits.

I wasn't a wine drinker before my heart attack. Not for any particular reason, but probably because I never sat still long enough to enjoy a glass. However, after reading that the American Heart Association suggests red wine may contain ingredients which could help prevent heart disease, I was sold! I now had an excuse to enjoy a glass of wine with dinner!

I must admit I'm not a wine connoisseur. Because I am content with a wine that's not too expensive, I was happy to hear that neither the quality nor expense didn't really matter. The contributing factors where within the red wine itself.

With the lifestyle changes that I made to help decrease my chances of another heart attack, I eliminated lots of foods and activities that I had at one point considered to be fun. I wanted to give my heart all the help it needed to keep on pumping.

Now that the American Heart Association is giving red wine the green light....I say, "Why not!?" The key is moderation. The ingredients that are believed to be the most helpful in the wine, called antioxidants, can be found in the skin and seeds of red grapes.

The group that sings about the Red Red Wine is called UB40 and they are one of my favorite groups. The song is a great one to move to which is also vital to good heart health. I think I'll pull out my old UB40 CD the next I have a glass of wine and do a little dancing!

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After surviving a heart attack, Nefertari has devoted her life to promoting heart health awareness.

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