30 January 2011

Great Foods for the Heart

Stock up on these heart-healthy food and keep those arteries-clogging food out of the way.

1. Salmon - very high in omega-3 fatty acids which lowers blood pressure and keeps clotting at bay
2. Oatmeal - eat this for breakfast because it is high in fibre and aids in reducing the bad cholesterol (LDL)
3. Olive Oil - this oil is full of mono-unsaturated fats which lowers LDL and reduces your risk of developing heart diseases
4. Avocado - this fruit is rich in monounsaturated fats which helps raise the HDL or the good cholesterol in your body
5. Nuts - area also great source of good fats. Have a palm-full serving of almonds, walnuts and macademia nuts to raise your HDL
6. Berries - like blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries - these fruits are rich in anti-inflammatories which reduce your risk of cancer and heart ailments
7. Legumes - like lentils, chickpeas, black and red kidney beans are packed with soluble fibre, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids
8. Spinach - this green leafy vegetable is full of lutein, folate and potassium which makes your heart in top shape
9. Flaxseed - full of fibre and omega-3 fatty acids, great in combating the development of heart ailments
10. Soy - this may lower cholesterol and a great source of lean protein which is good for a healthy heart-diet

(source: Yahoo.com/Health.com)



2 comments :

  1. i have some in my pantry, don't like avocado though =)

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  2. I've been having smoothies with oatmeal and berries for the past few days and just bought flaxseed recently to sprinkle for my salad:)
    yeah, I'm trying to eat well this year!

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