In recent years deaths due to heart disease have dropped, but it is still the No. 1 killer of Americans. Today the good news is that we now know a ton about how to prevent cardiovascular disease and which includes both heart attack and strokes.
Healthy eating and living can make a huge difference. Here we discussed about the foods that you should be including in your diet to keep your ticker happy for decades to come.
Salmon and other fatty fish like sardines and mackerel are the superstars of heart-healthy foods. Because they contain copious amounts of omega-3 fatty acids that lower the risk of arrhythmia and atherosclerosis and they also helps to decrease triglycerides. You should eat fish and preferably fatty fish at least twice a week, and it is suggested by The American Heart Association.
Oatmeal helps to lower cholesterol because it is high in soluble fiber. And other whole grains like bread, pasta and grits are also good for the heart as long as they still contain the entire grain.
According to the study of 2013, women aged 25 through 42 who are more than three servings of blueberries and strawberries a week had a 32% lower risk of heart attack compared with those who ate less. Not just blueberries, but strawberries and other berries as well.
Soy products like tofu and soy milk are a good way to add protein to your diet without unhealthy facts and cholesterol. Soy protein can actually decrease LDL or “dad” cholesterol.
As long as potatoes are not deep fried, they can be good for your heart. Potatoes are rich in potassium, which can help lower blood pressure. And they are also high in fiber, which can lower the risk for heart disease.
Like potatoes, tomatoes are high in heart-healthy potassium. And they are good source of the antioxidant lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid that may help get rid of “bad” cholesterol, which keep blood vessels open and lower heart attack risk.
Nuts includes walnuts, almonds, pistachios, peanuts and macadamia nuts, and all of these contain good for your heart fiber. They also contain vitamin E, which helps to lower bad cholesterol.
In a study of 2013 it is found that people who drank four or more cups of green tea on daily basis had a 20% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke compared with people who “seldom” imbibed the beverage.