Home is where Heart is 🙂 We can never stress enough on the fact that your heart needs to be the healthiest organ of our body. After all, it is the one organ which pumps life to us tirelessly.
Let’s have a look at who are the friendliest folks to keep your precious heart healthy and wealthy!
Omega 3 fatty acids
Omega 3 fatty acid is the single most important ingredient which all of us should definitely consume in abundant amount on a daily basis.
Omega–3 fatty acids decreases triglycerides, lower blood pressure slightly, reduce blood clotting, decrease stroke and heart failure risk and reduce irregular heartbeats.
Foods – Soyabean, Walnuts, Almonds, chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Chicken.
Best consumed with a tasty soyabean curry and grilled chicken with lunch.
One of the vitamin B’s which helps to maintain healthy levels of homocysteine. Homocysteine is an amino acid and people with blood levels over 12 mmol/L have been found to be at higher risk of heart attacks, vascular disease and strokes.
Foods – Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, chickpea, beans, flour
Best Consumed with full course meals (Try to avoid eating them raw to avoid thyroid problems)
Eight or more servings of green leafy vegetables each day resulted in a more than 20 percent reduced risk of coronary heart disease compared to eating less than three serving.
This important nutrient reduces their LDL (‘bad cholesterol’) and triglyceride levels, which are associated with heart disease, by an average of 17 percent. These same studies showed that at the same time, HDL (‘good cholesterol’) levels increased.
Foods – Avocado, olive oil, pecans, walnuts and almonds
Best consumed with a handful of nuts each morning.
Eating a diet rich in antioxidant-containing foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, is linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels) disease.
Clinical studies have found that it helps lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides — good news for your heart.Powerful antioxidants in green tea — especially one called epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG — can help prevent atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque in the arteries.
Foods – Maximum in green tea. You can also try out myDaily 6x Green tea, with much more antioxidants than a normal green tea. Try it out here.
Best consumed with sipping a cup of hot and fresh green tea after a wholesome breakfast.
Besides the above listed nutrients, exercise and regular walking does magic to your heart. Nothing however, defeats the beauty of leading a stressful and positive life. Eating right foods helps your body just do that – keep the negativity and the lemons of life at a distance 🙂
Happy Living! 🙂