Healthy Food for a Healthy Heart

imagesWorried about a heart attack that might happen to you? There are many ways you can reduce your chances of getting a heart attack. Eating right is one among those. There are a lot of food items which might naturally strengthen your power to keep a heart issue at bay. Here is a list of a few natural foods you can include in your grocery list if you are worried much about your heart.

1. Apples.

The soluble and insoluble fibre in Apples help you lower the bad cholesterol levels and prevent the pre-heart attack condition called atherosclerosis. It is not just for fun that the proverb goes an apple a day.

2.  Oranges

The folate and the Vitamin B9 in oranges will help in reducing the homocysteine levels of your body. Higher homocysteine levels are known to provoke a heart attack.

3. Green peas

Another warrior in the battle against homocysteine. The homocysteine molecules will damage the blood vessels and create havoc to your heart.

4. Grapes

Grapes are rich in antioxidants like flavans, anthocyanins, quercetin, kaempferol and resveratrol which are effective in lowering the cholesterol level.

5. Nuts

Nuts are your safest source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, Magnesium and Potassium. Add a handful of a variety to nuts to your daily diet. Make sure you do not overdo it though.

6. Green Beans

Green beans rich in antioxidants, beta carotene and vitamin C is extremely helpful in preventing the arteries from stocking oxidized cholesterol.

7. Papaya

Who knew that the humble papaya will be such a strong player in lowering the bad cholesterol levels using its powerful antioxidants, vitamin C and Vitamin E.

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