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10 food items to keep your heart healthy

Adding healthy and nutritious food items to your diet can not only boost heart health but also can make you stay fit.
01:43 PM Nov 01, 2022 IST | APN Live
10 food items to keep your heart healthy
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Heart diseases are one of the leading problems nowadays that occurs due to bad heart health. Recently, several youngsters died due to sudden cardiac arrest.

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When it comes to heart health, your diet plays a major role for keeping your heart healthy. In fact, your diet can do it all, as it can help in controlling your blood pressure, and protect you from a variety of heart diseases. Adding healthy and nutritious food items to your diet can not only boost heart health but also can make you stay fit and healthy in your daily lifestyle.

As per a recent studies, one-third of the population’s deaths happen because of heart diseases alone.

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Here are some common food items that can be your heart’s new best friend.

1. Green leafy vegetables

Eating green leafy vegetables can never go wrong. For example, spinach is highly beneficial to the heart due to its fibrous nature. It can also help with low blood pressure which is considered as one of the primary causes of heart disease.

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2. Tomatoes

Another food item that can help in improving your heart is Tomatoes as they are rich in lycopene, which is a natural plant-based pigment filled with antioxidant properties. That can protect you from any oxidative damage or inflammation. Lycopene is also linked to reducing the risk of having a heart attack, and even a stroke.

3. Whole grains

Whole grains are another healthy food item for your heart that you must add to your daily diet to promote a healthy heart. Consumption of whole grains like brown rice, barley, and oats works well to protect your heart.

4. Avocados

Avocados are a source of vitamins C, E, K, and B6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and potassium. Avocados are considered as one of the best sources of monounsaturated fats that are considered to be good for the heart.

5. Berries

Eating any type of berries can be beneficial when it comes to a healthy heart. Including strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and even blackberries in your diet is the right choice to keep your heart healthy.

6. Dark chocolate

This belove food item which can also be used as a snack is really helpful as it can improve your heart health. Even studies claim that consuming less than 5-6 servings of unsweetened dark chocolate per week can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

7. Green tea

Green tea has a number of health benefits. From boosting a fat-burning metabolism to improving insulin sensitivity, green tea is no less than a elixir. According to recent studies green tea works to protect the soundness of heart health.

8. Seeds

Seeds like chia, pumpkin and flax seeds are rich in omega3 as well as fibre are the ideal properties of heart-healthy foods. Even these seeds can be used as the perfect snack material to chew while you complete your daily tasks. All you need to do is first dry roast them separately or together and keep them in an air-tight container. Then, grab a handful for a quick and healthy snack option.

9. Garlic

This food item can be easily found in every household as it adds essence and taste in almost every dish. According to studies, it has plenty of health care benefits. Eating raw garlic is the most beneficial for your health.

10. Almonds

Almonds are also a nutrient-rich healthy snack that works to benefit heart health. They are rich in all kinds of vitamins and minerals and eating almonds daily can reduce cholesterol levels.

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