The Top Ten Heart Health Diet

In Healthy Smoothie by Marvin Francis

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.

  1.                     Fresh Fruits: Fruits contains fiber, antioxidants, vitamin and minerals
  2.                     Beans and Legumes: Beans and legumes contain fiber and plant proteins that help to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels.
  3.                     Fish: The omega-3 essential fatty acids in cold-water fish to help to lower LDL levels
  4.                     Dark Leafy greens: Spinach, mesciun, swiss chard, arugula, and other greens help to reduce levels of a blood enzyme implicated in                           heart disease
  5.                     Avocados: Avocados are rich in potassium, which helps to regulate heart rhythm and blood pressure, and monounsaturated fats,                               which lower LDL level.
  6.                     Whole grains: Fiber and B vitamins are their greatest assets.
  7.                     Nuts: A good source of monounsaturated fats and minerals
  8.                     Soy Foods: These are useful in keeping correct blood fat levels and are rich in phytoestrogens
  9.                     Spices and herbs: Fat is better digested with the help of the antioxidants and phytochemicals available in many herbs
  10.                     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.