For a Healthy Heart, you need to fill up your plate with fiber-content food, fresh fruits and vegetables and including fish twice a week, plus limiting your alcohol and quitting smoking. Like to know more about Heart-Healthy foods?
Read the following post to know the Foods that have been shown to prevent cardiovascular diseases- both strokes and heart attacks.
1. Dark Chocolates
You have all the more reason to love dark Chocolates. Several research studies have shown that Dark Chocolates has the potential to reduce nonfatal heart attacks and strokes in people, who are at high risk of such issues. Flavonoids called polyphenols in Dark Chocolates lowers blood pressure, clotting, and inflammation.
The creamy green superfoods have an anti-inflammatory effect preventing from chronic inflammation that causes atherosclerosis. They help in lowering cholesterol levels, prevent blood clotting, controls blood pressure and has been associated with a lower risk of heart disease in men.
Oat Meal contains beta-glucan, linked to immune-system boosting properties and cholesterol-lowering properties. Oat bran soaks up the cholesterol and eliminates it from the body without getting it passed into bloodstream. Whole Grains such as bread, pasta and grits are also good for the heart health.
Omega-3s sources Salmon, Sardines, Lake Trout and mackerel are the superfoods for heart-health. The good amounts of omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risks of arrhythmia and atherosclerosis. We recommend you to include the fatty fish at least twice a week. Omega-3s can be available as dietary supplements too.
Daily consumption of handful of nuts including walnuts or almonds can make you not only full, but helps your heart by reducing cardiovascular diseases risk. In addition, they help you with your weight management.
Blueberries, Strawberries and other berries as well have lower risks of strokes. Berries contain Anthocyanins, flavonoids (antioxidants) that help in lowering blood pressure and dilate blood vessels, and are linked to lower risk of heart attack.
Can’t stay away from Caffeine? Here is a reason to drink hot coffee. Consuming a cup of coffee daily in the morning promote heart health and reduces 10% to 15% risk of dying from heart disease or other cardiovascular diseases.
8. Organic Milk
Research studies found that Organic milk contains a high ratio of omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids which is good for heart health. On the other hand, high ratio of Omega 6s can be associated to increased heart disease. Organic milks tested have an average of 25% less omega-6 fatty acids than the regular milk.
Raisins can fight the growth of a type of bacteria that can cause gum diseases. People who face gum diseases are twice as likely to suffer from heart problems compared to those who do not have them. So, choosing Raisins can help you prevent from both gums and heart problems.
10 Red Wine
The perfect excuse to drink Red Wine, but of course in moderation. Red Wine contains polyphenol content, which makes it heart-healthy super drink, preventing cardiovascular diseases. On the other hand, higher amounts of alcohol daily can actually increase risk of strokes.
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