Foods That are Good for The Heart

The heart is an important part of the body without something that functions like the heart, we would die. It is important to take care of them, and these foods will help you do that.

1) apples

Ever heard of the phrase, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? It is true in a certain sense.This fruit has no cholesterol, has a suitable amount of fibre, and has a high volume to caloric content ratio, meaning it will get you fuller with less calories.

2) Red Wine

Red wine is a rich source of antioxidants. It also increases HDL, which is the kind of cholesterol needed by the body. It also helps prevent blood clots in the arteries.

3) Fish

Fish contains a high amount of protein with low amount of cholesterol, making it a great source of protein compared to other kinds of meat. Fish oils are considered really healthy. It contains fatty acids called Omega 3 which are good for the heart.

4)tomatoes or tomato sauce

Tomatoes have a certain pigment called lycopene. It is an antioxidant and research has shown that it reduces risk of heart disease. It also contains vitamins C and E, two essentil vitamins for the body.

5) berries

Berries of all kinds are great for you. Most of them tend to have negative calories, meaning the amount of calories you get eating them is less than calories you burn by eating them. They are also rich in vitamins, like Vitamin E, which prevents damage in the arteries cause by free radicals. It also has fiber, good for the heart by reducing LDL (bad cholesterol).

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