Mostly Cloudy
24°CThu :Partly Cloudy. High: 27 Low: 16

Six superfoods to keep your heart healthy

Six superfoods to keep your heart healthy

New Delhi: A sedentary lifestyle, physical inactivity, unhealthy eating habits and increased stress are making the heart more and more vulnerable. Eating a healthy diet is the key to having a healthy heart.

Here are six must have `superfoods` that can help you keep your heart healthy:

Olives

A concentrated source of vitamin E and monounsaturated fatty acids, olives help reduce risk of heart disease by lowering blood pressure and LDL cholesterol. High phenols content in olive oil reduce inflammation, act as an antioxidant and have clot-preventing powers.

Whole Grains

Higher consumption of whole grains like oatmeal, barley and brown rice help lower risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Fibre and other nutrients in whole grains help lower cholesterol, insulin and blood sugar levels. It also reduces inflammation and improves blood vessel functioning.

Oats

The best way to start your day with, oats are nourishing whole grains which are rich in vitamins, minerals and cholesterol-lowering fibre and best for people dealing with heart disease or diabetes. Oats contain dietary fibre, manganese, selenium, and magnesium. Beta glucan, a soluble fibre in oats helps reduce LDL cholesterol which helps reduce risk of heart disease and stroke.

India.com

Green Leafy Vegetables

Adding plenty of green leafy vegetables to your diet can help you ward off heart disease, stroke and control blood pressure. Rich in vitamin and minerals vegetables also help reduce diabetes risk. Foliate in vegetables help keep homocysteine levels down.

Apples

`An apple a day keeps the doctor away` the adage is more than enough to state the importance of the fruit that not just helps you have a healthy heart but also helps reduce risk of certain types of cancer. The fruit rich in antioxidant compounds help control cholesterol by preventing reabsorption. Phytochemical called quercetin reduces inflammation and helps prevent blood clots.

Almonds

Monounsaturated fats from almonds may reduce your risk for heart disease and also lower your low density lipoprotein cholesterol. Almonds are also packed with vitamin E, magnesium and potassium and are a good source of protein and fibre.

 

Top Stories

glasgow1_0_0_0_0_0_0_0_0_0

Commonwealth Games, Day 1 Live: Indian paddlers will find it tough to match Delhi medal haul

July-24-2014
11.23 AM: India look to open medal account with weightlifting India’s first medal in the 20th Commonwealth Games is expected to come
kunalsohaaa01

Finally Soha Ali Khan & Kunal Khemu get engaged

July-24-2014
Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu have been very open about their relationship since the start and now the actors have decided
even-as-samsung-struggles-iphone-sales-in-china-give-a-boost-to-apples-profit

Apple Inc focus now shifts to iPhone 6 launch

July-24-2014
A rise in margins has raised hopes that Apple Inc may be able to hold the line on pricing ahead of the
sania-mirza-shoaib-marriage-pics-2-360_story

‘Sania Mirza Is Pakistan’s Daughter-In-Law’, says BJP leader

July-24-2014
Tennis star Sania Mirza is “Pakistan’s daughter-in-law” and has incorrectly been designated the brand ambassador of India’s youngest state, professes a BJP
arun-jaitley_625x300_81405046408

Cabinet Approves 49% FDI in Insurance

July-24-2014
The Cabinet has cleared the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill and it will be subsequently introduced in the current session of Parliament. The
M_Id_477081_congress

Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress calls for 3-day dharna over loan waiver in Andhra Pradesh

July-24-2014
YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) today accused the TDP Government in Andhra Pradesh of going back on its pre-poll promise about waiving farm