When it comes to promoting a healthy cardiovascular system, not all foods are created equal.
Following is a list of the top ten heart health diet.
- Fresh Fruits: Fruits contains fiber, antioxidants, vitamin and minerals
- Beans and Legumes: Beans and legumes contain fiber and plant proteins that help to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels.
- Fish: The omega-3 essential fatty acids in cold-water fish to help to lower LDL levels
- Dark Leafy greens: Spinach, mesciun, swiss chard, arugula, and other greens help to reduce levels of a blood enzyme implicated in heart disease
- Avocados: Avocados are rich in potassium, which helps to regulate heart rhythm and blood pressure, and monounsaturated fats, which lower LDL level.
- Whole grains: Fiber and B vitamins are their greatest assets.
- Nuts: A good source of monounsaturated fats and minerals
- Soy Foods: These are useful in keeping correct blood fat levels and are rich in phytoestrogens
- Spices and herbs: Fat is better digested with the help of the antioxidants and phytochemicals available in many herbs
- Wheat germ and flax meal: These are good for boosting your intake of fiber. Vitamin E, and omega-3 essential fatty acids. Flax in the form of meal, seeds, or oil coupled with a high-fiber diet from whole-grain cereals, fruits, vegetables, and added dietary fiber such as wheat bran is the best for reducing the risk of developing coronary heart disease. In fact, a diet such as this is extremely low in saturated which means that you can safely indulge in an egg a couple of times a week, or an occasional serving of red meat.