On this World Heart Day, let's pledge to be more mindful of our diets.
We are what we eat, thus it's important to watch what we consume to be healthy over time. When it comes to heart health, dietary habits are even more important since they affect bodily function. In honor of World Heart Day, aim to include the following five heart-healthy foods into your diet on a daily basis.
The greens in your diet
Spinach, fenugreek, and radish leaves are healthy vegetables that reduce the risk of CVD and cancer. These meals are low in calories and fat yet rich in fibre. Besides folic acid, they contain magnesium, calcium, and potassium. One daily serving of green leafy vegetables may lower heart disease risk by 10–12%.
Apple, the delicious fruit of the moment
Guercetin, a photochemical with anti-inflammatory effects, is present in them. Eating apples lowers the risk of heart attack and aids in blood clot prevention. You may use whatever kind of apple you choose, including domestic varieties and those that were imported from elsewhere. In this time of year, they are plentiful.
Our pride Kadi Patta or Curry leaves
Curry leaves are rich in antioxidants, which prevent LDL cholesterol oxidation (bad cholesterol). Curry leaves boost good cholesterol (HDL) and protect the heart. Enjoy it in all tadkas.
A red wine
When consumed in moderation, red wine may be highly beneficial for your heart. It contains flavonoids and resveratrol, a potent antioxidant that is excellent for your heart by boosting good cholesterol and preventing endothelial dysfunction.
The nutty affair with walnuts
Eating walnuts lowers both total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, as well as triglycerides. Walnuts make it less likely that people with type 2 diabetes will get heart disease. Walnuts are also full of omega-3 fatty acids, which improve brain function and help prevent weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease.
Always remember smoking and being overweight both contribute to heart diseases. For a healthy heart, it is important to not smoke, eat healthily, and get regular exercise.