A lot of research and studies have proved that up to 70% of the heart diseases can be controlled or prevented by consuming the right choice of food. Don’t be rigid to only specific food items. Mix and distribute those specific food items to the weekly diet along with various fruits and leafy vegetables as they are the best source of nutrients to keep the heart healthy. Some of the must eat items are listed below:
Wild Salmon: This fish is very good for a healthy heart if broiled, baked or grilled; it has a very distinctive and a fabulous taste. This fish also has omega-3 fatty acids that further improves the metabolic markers for any kind of heart diseases. It has rich levels of an antioxidant called selenium which boost ups the cardiovascular protection.
Walnuts: Not everybody knows the hidden facts about walnuts. They are tremendously loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin-E, folates, and fibres which further contribute a high share towards a healthy heart. It is also enriched with polyunsaturated fats if consumed unsalted. The best part is it can be just crushed and dropped over any kind of snacks or vegetables and the flavour added is quite nutty and tasty.
Chia Seeds: Only a spoonful of these chia seeds contains 60 calories. They are a powerhouse storage of Omega-3 fatty acids which further reduces the plaque and cholesterol level. It can be sprinkled on the yogurt, salad, soup or any other such food items.
Oatmeal: Oatmeal is a wonderful meal with highly publicized benefits. It reduces the cholesterol levels. While it is taken in a subsidized form that is in plain, non-processed form it provides high nutritious value to the body and to the healthy heart. In the market, there are a lot of flavours available in oatmeal that are for instant use and drenched in sugar. Therefore selection should be proper.
Blueberries: Blueberries are powerful antioxidants packed with flavonoids and resveratrol and further it helps in preventing coronary disease. It can be teamed with yogurt, oatmeal or with a smoothie for good breakfast.
Besides the above mentioned there are a lot of food items that contribute towards a healthy heart. Just the selection should be correct and proper and even the contents of the pack should be checked properly. This information on the pack gives good knowledge of the nutritional value of the particular product.