10 foods that protect your heart

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  1. magician661

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    Heart disease is one of the most feared ailment and a side effect of sedentary lifestyle. You can control the effects of your lifestyle by eating the right food.

    Here's a list of food that can help you protect your heart.

    1. Black beans: Black beans are packed with folate, antioxidants, magnesium which are good for lowering blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. This in turn keeps your heart in safe zone. But if you are planning to use tinned beans, please drain the liquid and wash them before use to reduce the sodium content.

    2. Salmon and tuna: These two fish are rich in anti-oxidants and omega-3, two important candidates who help heart.

    3. Walnuts: A handful of them a day helps lower your cholesterol and reduce inflammation in the arteries. Replace them as mid-meal snacks instead of chips etc.

    4. Oranges: They contain cholesterol-fighting pectin. The fruit is also rich in potassium that helps control blood pressure. Antioxidant hesperidin also helps lower blood pressure.

    5. Carrots: Though sweet, they are good to control diabetes, which increases heart attack risk. They also help fight bad cholesterol.

    6. Sweet potatoes: They are rich in vitamin A, fiber and lycopene making them a healthy substitute for the white brethren.

    7. Oats: Oats in all forms help your heart by lowering bad cholesterol.

    8. Flaxseeds: Fiber, phytochemicals called lignans, and ALA - these three ingredients in these small seeds make them a powerhouse of health. Sure protector of heart if had spoonful in powdered form everyday in cereals or salads.

    9. Chilli powder: Difficult to believe, but these Indian tasty spice actually protects heart and body from diabetes with its ability to spike up the natural insulin levels in the body.

    10. Coffee: It can keep away type 2 diabetes, but people having high blood pressure should be cautious as it can have a counter effect.

    Courtesy:Times of India
    Include some of this in your daily diet and protect your heart to love someone :p
     
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  2. amal

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    Nice informative post.
     
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    While not directly for the heart, Ive heard that "Milk Thistle" works wonders on the Liver ( and other organs )
     
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    To avoid heart disease,ghee and oil must b avoided because they block the arteries which leads to heart attack .
    Apart from that,we should include the diet containing all the substraints for eg. Protein,fat vitami,carbohydrate in small amounts,as all the things are needed in our body.
    Take the food chart from the dietician as suggeste for your body and mdulate all the diet as needed.
     
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    Also, put few drops of lemon in the water you drink, it is very good for health..
     
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    Change your eating habits to protect your heart. Also you should give up bad habits, such as smoking,etc.
     
  7. MarkHerry

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    No doubt that all these food are good for protecting heart. We can prevent from many heart diseases so we should eat these food. Anyway i would like to thank you for this wonderful information.
     
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    You are an encyclopedia thanks for the nice information
     

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