It is not about avoiding fast food and fizzy drinks, it is a matter of balancing the food your body intakes!
The lifestyle includes heart-healthy foods such as fish, whole grains, vegetables and fruits. Most obviously! However, that does not mean you do not get to treat yourself every-now and then. Here is a list of the healthiest heart-companions food:
High in Omega 3, best for heart as well as skin – such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring and trout. Long-chain omega-3s have been shown in human clinical trials to prevent heart attacks by helping the heart maintain its rhythm.
Almonds, walnuts or pistachio will satisfy your hunger and help your heart and blood circulation.
Oats offer many science-backed health benefits, including:
- weight loss
- reduced risk of heart disease
- lower blood sugar
4. Leafy Greens
Dark green leafy vegetables are great sources of nutrition. Salad greens, kale and spinach are rich in vitamins A, C, E and K, and broccoli, bok choy and mustard are also rich in many of the B-vitamins.
Beets are loaded with vitamins and minerals and low in calories and fat. They also contain inorganic nitrates and pigments, both of which have a number of health benefits. This includes benefits for blood circulation as well as blood pressure.
6. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate contains 50-90% cocoa solids, cocoa butter, and sugar, whereas milk chocolate contains anywhere from 10-50% cocoa solids, cocoa butter, milk in some form, and sugar. This may help lower the risk of heart disease and improve brain function.
One final tip to include, is watching out salt intake! Unless your doctor says otherwise, those are some types of heart-friendly foods that ensure balanced diet.