What to Eat for a Healthy Heart
There are several heart-healthy foods that everyone should eat regularly. We are sharing some of them below. If these foods are still not part of your regular diet, you should consider including them now.
Start your day right with a bowl of oats, which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, folate and potassium. It controls cholesterol levels and keeps arteries clear.
Take a spinach salad and add a bit of avocado. Spinach is packed with lutein (a carotenoid), B-complex vitamins, folate, magnesium, potassium, calcium and fiber; and avocados can lower LDL levels and increase HDL levels in the body. It also facilitates the absorption of other carotenoids.
Lunch or Dinner
Eating salmon at least twice every week may reduce one’s risk of dying of a heart attack by up to one-third. Salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which keep blood pressure in control and reduce risk of clotting. If you don’t like salmon, grab a serving of mackerel, tuna, herring or sardines.
Walnuts, almonds and macadamia nuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, mono- and polyunsaturated fats, and fiber. Munch on these nuts for a healthy heart, or add them to low-fat yogurt or fruit salads.
Who says you can’t have desserts? Enjoy some blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, all great for vascular health and can reduce one’s risk of heart disease.Tags: healthy foods for the heart, heart health, heart-healthy foods