7 foods for healthy heart
Grapefruit is rich in soluble fibers and antioxidants that help protect the heart. That’s why you should eat half a grapefruit 3-4 times a week.
Nuts and seeds
Almonds, flax seeds, peanuts, sesame and sunflower seeds reduce the bad (LDL) cholesterol. Walnuts reduce triglycerides. Eat half a handful per day of these nuts and seeds for snack.
Omega-3 fatty acids that are present in fatty fishes reduce bad cholesterol and triglycerides. Eat fish twice a week. It is best to consume salmon, tuna, sardines or herring.
Research shows that eating apples or drinking apple juice reduces bad cholesterol in the body. Apples are ideal snacks.
Don’t peel the apple. It has many antioxidants and fiber, which the body needs.
The fibers found in oat bran connect with acids in thin intestines and prevent the re-absorption of cholesterol.
For great breakfast, mix ½ cup oat bran with 1 cup milk.
Phytochemicals that are present in white wine, increase the level of good cholesterol in the body, and the antioxidants protect the coronary arteries from damage caused by free radicals.
Drink one to two glasses of wine a day, but no more. Grapes are a good source of polyphenols.
Beans diminish the bad cholesterol (LDL) and reduce the risk of cardiac and arterial diseases.
Soy is known as a cleaner for the arteries. Include beans in your daily menu.