Heart disease is often considered a silent killer. Many people realize too late that symptoms trigger fatal attacks. Therefore important to do preventive measures to control food intake.

David Grotto, author of '101 Foods That Could Save Your Life! 'recommends the consumption of foods containing polyphenols to protect heart health.

The antioxidant properties of polyphenols reduce the risk of heart disease and blood vessels. "Polyphenols act as a bulwark that protects the body against disease and cell damage," he said in a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, was quoted as saying prevention.com.

A number of studies refer to as the red wine polyphenol content of fruit with the best. However, the new study in France revealed that the lychee has a polyphenol content of 15 percent higher than red wine.

Natural polyphenol content is high enough to have kardioproteksi effect, inhibiting platelet aggregrasi, as well as having the effect vasorelaksasi. Also protects vascular endothelial cells from oxidative stress.