Workouts, exercise, gym, all these activities are counted only when one has a healthy diet, and for fitness purpose. Alright, there is one more important part of the body without which one cannot survive., healthy heart. To keep your heart healthy of course one has to avoid fast food and highly processed food and prefer foods that will reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure as well reduce cholesterol.
Let’s know more about this food in brief;
Oats and barley, these food contains a soluble fiber known as beta-glucan, that has bioactive properties. As per the studies, beta-glucan helps in boosting the immunity power, as well as protects against the radical produce by chemotherapy drugs and radiations, that can stop cancer cells multiplication.
When it comes to fish, fish that contain oil, such as salmon, mackerel, lake trout, sardines, herring, these are all fatty fish, and shellfish such as squid, lobster, oysters contain lots of protein that can be included in the heart-healthy diet.
As per studies fish help in lowering blood pressure, blood clot reduces fat found in blood, reduces inflammation, as well as keeps the blood vessels healthy. However, pregnant women and children need to be careful while consuming fish that has lower levels of mercury such as fresh and water-packed canned salmon.
Dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, salad greens, swiss chard, collard are rich in vitamin A, C, E, and K, as well contains antioxidant that helps to remove toxins from the body. Dry fruits such as nuts and unsalted seeds contain high potassium, magnesium and other minerals that help in reducing blood pressure. Juice of beets as well the juice is a source of betalain, contains antioxidant with high anti-inflammatory qualities.
Avocados are a good source of monounsaturated fatty acids, helps in reducing bad cholesterol as well maintains good cholesterol. Olive oil reduces blood pressure; bad cholesterol increases good cholesterol as well as rich in monounsaturated fatty. Legumes contain a high level of soluble fiber that helps to lower both cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the bloodstream. Dairy food like milk, cheese, and yogurt helps in reducing blood pressure. Well, experts even say that instead of focusing on the foods that are healthy for heart why not one choice for a well-rounded diet containing low sodium that focuses on healthy foods.