10 Heart Healthy Foods

Foods for a healthy heart

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Today, more and more people are suffering from cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis and various types of heart problems.

A healthy lifestyle can dramatically reduce the risk of such diseases. Nutrition plays a key role in this.

Plenty of vegetables, fish and high-quality oils should be regularly on the menu to keep the heart healthy. On the other hand, processed foods should be avoided altogether. A clean diet with fresh foods, as recommended by Metabolic Balance, is the right way to keep your metabolism and thus your cardiovascular system going. Check this list of 10 foods that are great for your heart for some inspiration.

10 foods for a healthy heart

1. Green leafy vegetables

They are rich in minerals and vitamins and improve vascular function.

2. Whole grain

The fiber from whole grains lowers “bad” LDL cholesterol, which helps keep blood vessels penetrable.

3. Nuts and almonds

They have a positive effect on cholesterol levels and are said to reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease.

4. Legumes

They have a positive effect on blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol, and they counteract inflammatory processes.

5. Berries

Three servings of blueberries and strawberries per week are enough to reduce the risk of heart attack due to the antioxidants they contain, according to a U.S. study.

6. Fat fish

The omega-3 fatty acids contained in it protect the heart from a heart attack.

7. Olive oil

It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant properties and has a positive effect on vascular health.

8. Apples

An apple has an average of three grams of fiber, which lowers cholesterol and blood pressure.

9. Avocado

Its high proportion of vitamin E counteracts arteriosclerosis and vitamin K supports blood clotting.

10. Garlic

According to studies, people who eat garlic regularly are less likely to have cardiovascular diseases.

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