Foods for a Healthy Heart
Are you at risk of getting heart disease? Do any of your family members suffer from heart-related ailments?
The risk factors for heart disease can be easily controlled and mitigated by simple tweaks to your eating habits and lifestyle.
Studies show that certain types of foods can be included in your diet to reduce the risk of heart diseases.
- Fish lovers rejoice!
Studies show that fish being a rich source of ‘Omega 3’ fatty acids, help reduce the risk of heart disease by almost 12 %.
Salmon, tuna and mackerel are popular and easily available fishes known for their high quality of ‘Omega 3’ which aid in heart health.
- People with the habit of snacking should opt for snacking on almonds or walnuts which are not only healthy and nutritious but also eliminate hunger pangs.
- Strawberries, Cranberries, Blueberries and Raspberries are highly rich in phytonutrients and soluble fibers which make them extremely friendly to the heart.
- We often think that Chocolates only help put on weight, but research suggests otherwise!
Dark Chocolate containing 70% cocoa is highly recommending for keeping your heart in ship shape.
- Oranges, Kiwi, Papayas and Tomatoes are a few fruits and vegetables which are not only easily available but are also rich in beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium and fibre, making them great for heart health.
- This may be controversial, but studies say that a recommended dose of red wine is actually beneficial for the heart.