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6 Ways to Eat Your Way To A Healthy Heart

People must have heard of superwoman, Superman but never heard of superfood. What is a superfood? Do they have wings? Are they blessed with power? Confusion. So let’s clear your confusion what say.


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Fruits do wonders to our health, especially when it comes to oranges. The reason behind that is they may lower ischemic stroke risk for women. People who ate highest amounts of citrus fruits had a 19 % lower risk of ischemic stroke as compared to those who don’t have it or consumed them least. Secondly, they contain soluble fiber pectin that acts like a giant sponge, that sopp up cholesterol found in food.  The best part of oranges is that they contain potassium which helps counterbalance salt, keeping blood pressure under control. Galectin- 3 that causes scarring of heart tissues, leading to congestive heart failure if you are consuming oranges then you don't have to worry about it as citrus pectin neutralizes that protein.  A 2009 study showed that diet rich in fruits and veggies can decrease the risk of heart failure by 37%.

2. KALE:

Moms are a genius. They know whats right for your health and whats not. She knows green leafy vegetables are good for your health as well as for heart as a reason she always forced you to have kale.
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Kale or leaf cabbage refers to a certain vegetable cultivars of the plant species Brassica. Basically, they are considered to be closer to wild cabbage. Joel Fuhrman, MD , the author of the bestseller eat to live says "kale has everything you would want in a superfood”. Kale is like a hamper for you heart  i.e it has all exciting heart healthy antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, folate, potassium and vitamin E. Not only this its rich in lutein. Kale is must to have.


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This red and sexy drink ‘’wine’’ is born with a lot of benefits like boosting HDL, reduces unwanted clotting.  Resveratrol and proanthocyanidins are those antioxidants which are believed to be responsible for the health benefits of red wine. Proanthocyanidins reduce oxidative damage in the body, prevent heart disease and cancer. I think this is the best reason to have red wine.  A’ Votre Sante’.


Remember the strong smell of garlic in your dal and you say no mom I don’t want to have this dal because of garlic. Well, it’s a high time that you listen to your mom. Why?
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Research has proven that garlic is amazing for health because it contains an enzyme called angiotensin, which constricts blood vessels. consuming it on daily basis in raw or in food helps in controlling cholesterol issues as it has anti-oxidant properties of Allicin. It reduces chances of having plaque,  Beneficial to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar.if you want to achieve any of its benefits then start consuming garlic as raw or semi cooked form.


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Lentils and heart are like best friends. Lentils, like peas, garbanzos and peanuts are legumes. Lentils are basically an edible pulse. They help in reducing blood cholesterol as it contains high levels of soluble fiber. One international study followed 12,763 people in the united states, Japan, and six European countries for 25 years. When results were declared, they saw that lentils were associated with an 82% reduction in the risk of death from heart disease because that include only lean vegetable protein and fiber but other things such as folate, magnesium, and potassium and potassium is important for keeping blood pressure under control. Now you got it!


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Almonds are like security guards that guard your health as the plant sterols in almonds reduce the absorption of cholesterol from the diet, on the other hand, unsaturated oils encourage the liver to make less LDL and more good HDL. They help in the prevention of cardiovascular heart diseases as they are an amazing source of Vitamin E, copper and magnesium and high-quality protein.

Well, last but not the least here are few tips that one should follow for a healthy heart:
1. Yes to almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and peanuts
2. Yes to juice with pulp as pectin is found in the pulp and pith.
3. Real food is always good to have instead of consuming 250 mg tablets kyolic aged garlic extract.
4. Dove dark has been shown to have high levels of flavanols.
5. Wild planet sells wild sardines in extra virgin olive oil with lemon.
So now you know why I called them superfood because they take care of your heart from enemies like cholesterol, heart diseases etc just like your Superwoman or Superman does. Also, it gives freedom to your heart to live freely, tension free and happily ever after.

Written by
Ayushi Sharma

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