Wellness - Nutrition | 6-18 yrs

10 Foods For Healthy Heart

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Keeping your heart healthy requires a lot of effort. Proper exercise, enough sleep, and less stress are some ways to keep your heart healthy, according to doctors worldwide. But, did you know that diet plays an equally important role?

Eating a proper and healthy diet is one of the best ways to care for your heart. A balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods like whole grains, oats, salmon, green leafy vegetables, etc., are necessary for a healthy heart.

This ClipBook contains a list of foods that are beneficial for the heart. 

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Why Eating Important Is Essential For Having A Healthy Heart

A nutritious, along with physical activity is the foundation of good health. Healthy eating includes consuming foods that are rich in proteins, carbohydrates, heart-healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and water, all the while minimizing processed foo...

Nuts

Almonds, walnuts, and pecans are all good. Nuts contain heart-healthy fats, protein, and fibre. Snack on unsalted raw nuts, nut mixes, and nut butter to improve your heart health. So when your kid wants a snack, hand him a healthy bar of nuts.

Chia Seeds

Just a spoonful of this plant-based omega-3 powerhouse contains only 60 calories. It helps reduce bad cholesterol and plaque build-up. Mix them with yogurt or soup, or sprinkle on a salad.

Salmon

This cold-water fish is a great source of protein. It is packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Broiled, grilled or baked, this tasty, fleshy fish is replete with omega-3 fatty acids. Encourage your child to eat salmon.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a wonder meal for reducing cholesterol. It is one of the healthiest options available for breakfast. Not only do they make you feel full and energetic, they are great for your heart too. Oats contain beta glucan, which is a soluble fibr...

Whole Grains

Whole grains such as wheat, barley, millet and pulses are good for the heart because they provide natural fibre and vitamins. They contain vitamin E, iron, magnesium and a host of anti-oxidants. Regular consumption of whole grains reduces blood pr...

Green Leafy Vegetables

Studies have shown that one daily serving of green leafy vegetables can lower the risk of heart diseases by 11 per cent. Green leafy vegetable like spinach, fenugreek and radish leaves are known to reduce the risk of heart disease. That's because ...

Bananas

Bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world for good reason. It is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin, and B6. The vitamins, minerals, ...

Dark Chocolate

Researchers have discovered that eating moderate amounts of flavanol-rich dark chocolate has a blood-thinning effect, which can benefit cardiovascular health. So dig into your favourite bar once in a while without guilt!

Olive Oil

Olive oil is rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. It also contains antioxidants, including vitamin E and polyphenols, which protects the blood vessels.

Coffee

Drinking one or two cups of coffee per day is good for the heart. Studies have shown that coffee is high in antioxidants and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. Coffee intake is associated with lower risk of heart failure and stroke.

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