Heart

Foods for Healthy Heart

In today’s fast and busy life it is very difficult task to be healthy and fit, specially when our diet is full of fast food rich in trans fatty acids, saturated fat and very high in carbohydrates having very high calorie content. Along with our bad eating habits certain life style habits like smoking, alcohol also add up the challenge.

To keep your heart healthy it is very necessary to take care of your heart by eating good nutritious food along with regular aerobic exercise plan like fast walking, jogging, cycling etc. from time to time one must go for investigations like lipid profile to know the status of cholesterol level in our body.

Here are some natural foods one can have in there diet plan to keep their heart young and healthy.

1.Almond and walnut- Easily available but very good for heart health as they contain essential fatty acids and antioxidants.

2.Berries- Blueberries and strawberries are very rich source of phytonutrients to keep heart healthy.

3.Oat meal- Rich source of fiber and nutrients.

4.Fish- Eat fishes rich in salmon omega-3 fatty acids like- Salmon, Tuna, Mackerel etc.

5.Red -wine- A 4 ounce glass of red wine daily can keep your HDL (Good cholesterol) in good level, keeping your heart healthy and decreases risk of cardiovascular problems.

6.Flaxseed- A rich source of omega -3 fatty acids and fiber helps in keeping your heart young and healthy.

7.Red, Yellow and orange coloured vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, beetroot contains carotenoids, fibers and phytonutrients helpful in keeping heart healthy.

8.Fruits such as papaya, orange are rich in betacarotene, fiber, potassium, magnesium keeps heart healthy.

9.Dark chocolate is very good for your heart if it contains at least 70 percent coco.

10.Sweet Asparagus rich in beta carotene, fiber and folate and low in calories keeps heart young and healthy.