Healthy Heart

Who doesn’t want a healthy heart? Unfortunately, heart disease is still amongst the highest killers for adults. Healthy eating and exercising can help prevent cardiovascular disease such as stroke and heart attack, and we are here to tell you which foods you should and shouldn’t be eating for a healthier heart for years to come.

Should be eating:

  1. iStock-495803714Fatty fish such as salmon. They are packed with omega-3 fatty acids which lowers the risk of many heart diseases.
  2. Oatmeal due to the fact that it can lower cholesterol.
  3. Berries lower the risk of heart attack and because of the antioxidants found in berries, increasing intake could decrease blood pressure.
  4. Nuts contain both fiber and vitamin E which are known to lower cholesterol.
  5. Raisins reduce high blood pressure and are a great source of potassium.

Shouldn’t be eating:

  1. Fast food burgers because fast food chains use lower quality ingredients and are high in saturated fats.
  2. Deep fried foods are linked to an increase in heart disease and have trans fats which boosts the level of bad cholesterol.
  3. Candy of course is made up of sugar which could eventually lead to obesity or diabetes.
  4. Pizza with processed meats are to be avoided because of the sodium content and saturated fat. Pizza is second, after cold cuts and cured meats, on the American Heart Association’s list of “salty six” foods.

 

Source: health.com, prevention.com, time.com

 

 


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