Healthy Heart for a Healthy Body

medical stethoscope and mask composed with red foiled chocolate hearts

Heart- the name is enough to alert the whole body. It’s no surprise, and no new news that heart indeed, is one of the crucial organs of your body. It’s the place that supplies and pumps the right amount of blood to keep you running.

How do you keep your heart running? Through healthy exercises and physical activities, right? Partially. Apart from these, you need to give proper food inputs to get it all running better.

Let’s introduce you to some best foods that works great for your little blood champion:

  • Green Leafy Veggies- Rich in Vitamin K, these helps in regulating the blood clotting time. These are also easy to get and easy on your tummy
    • You may have- Spinach, Kale, Collard Greens, Parsley and Broccoli
  • Citrus Rich Food- Vitamin C and antioxidants in them help prevent blood clots. Citrus fruits are also rich in Vitamin A, which can help in other functions of the body.
    • You may have- Oranges, Tangerines, Tomatoes, Lemon, among others
  • Whole Grains- The simple carbs in whole grains are rich in digestive fibres and Omega-3 fatty acids, that help reduce bad cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of heart related ailments
    • You may have- Brown Rice, Oats, Quinoa, Whole Wheat Bread, among others
  • Nuts- These Fibre-rich and Vitamin-E sourced food help lower the bad cholesterol, and improve the blood flow in the body.
    • You may have- Almonds, Walnuts, Pistachios, Peanuts, among others
  • Avocados- It’s a well-known fact that Avocados have lipid-lowering and cardioprotective properties, thanks to its monounsaturated fat content.
    • You may have it in the form of a raw fruit, or as juice
  • Dark Chocolates- We know it’s totally unexpected, but the fact is- dark chocolates are one of the best foods to reduce the risk of heart ailments, thanks to its antioxidants, resveratrol, and cocoa phenols that lower blood pressure and lower the risk of having calcified plaque in the arteries.

 

Other foods you may try:

  • Fatty Fish and Fish Oil
  • Berries
  • Green Tea
  • Red Wine

Disclaimer: The information included in this blog/website is only for information/research, with inputs from several resources, and is not intended or expected to be a substitute for any form of medical treatment. My Med Stores advises and encourages the reader to consult a qualified physician/experts to determine the treatment procedures and to verify the relevance and appropriateness of the subject mentioned.

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