Foods that must include in your Diet to prevent Heart Attack

February 28, 2017 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

Diet can play an important role in reversing and preventing heart diseases. Though there are a lot of things you can eat to keep your heart healthy, here are few simple and natural remedies to give your heart a helping hand:

 GARLIC:  Garlic has a host of medicinal properties that makes it a truly miraculous herb. People who are regular consumers of garlic are more likely to have a batter blood circulation and lesser chances of harmful blood platelet aggregation. Garlic is beneficial for condition like coronary heart disease. Garlic is also used to lower and LDL (bad) cholesterol, as well as blood pressure.

Eat one or two freshly crushed garlic cloves daily.

GINGER: Ginger is increasingly gaining recognition as a herb that promotes heart health. Ginger is capable of preventing formation of clots, improving blood circulation and lowering cholesterol levels. Ginger is ore effective than the drug aspirin as a blood clot preventer.

TURMERIC: Turmeric has an active ingredient called curcumin that helps maintain heart health by reducing cholesterol oxidation and clot formation. Turmeric helps lower LDL and provides anti inflammatory benefits.

Use turmeric daily in your cooking.

POTASSIUM AND MAGNESIUM: Dietary intake of potassium improves heart function as well by helping to offset the rise in blood pressure from a high- salt diet. Increase your magnesium intake as it is the most important ignored mineral in existence involving 300 metabolic processes. It directly affects heart health, especially with heart beat regulation. Magnesium supplements may reduce blood pressure and they are good for overall heart function and heart disease.

Substitute your normal salt with magnesium and potassium salts

GREEN TEA: Green tea is used to lower cholesterol level. Green tea is better than black tea as it is rich in an antioxidant substance. This antioxidant improves the health of the cells that form the innermost lining of the blood vessels and the heart. Green tea reduces the formation of bad cholesterol and prevents rise in blood pressure. Having green tea everyday is good for the heart and cuts down the risks of heart diseases.

Have 3 to 4 cups of green tea a day.

POMEGRANATE: Like green tea, pomegranate juice has been consumed for centuries with the belief that the ruby red fruit promotes heart disease and health. Pomegranate juice helps unclog arteries by reducing artery thickness. Powerful antioxidant chemicals in pomegranate fruit and juice help lower blood pressure.

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS: It is an essential nutrient that helps reduce heart disease. They also lower fatty blood components that block your arteries. Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, commonly found in fish will help lower blood pressure and reduce risk of death from heart disease.

To prevent a heart attack is simpler than what you think. These lifestyle changes can help prevent a heart attack and heart disease.

  • Add plenty of fruits, vegetables, grains, and food high in omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Practice yoga, meditation that can help reduce your stress levels.
  • Eat fish at least once a week as it reduces the risk of rapid irregular heartbeat- a major cause of sudden death.
  • Avoid oils that are processed by heat or hydrogenated.
  • Ride a cycle for just 20 minutes a day so as to reduce heart attack.
  • Say no to smoking as you can show an early sign of heart disease.
  • Go to bed an hour earlier. Lack of sleep increase stress hormones, raises blood pressure and affects blood sugar levels. Sleep for at least nine hours a day.
  • Eat a piece of dark chocolate several times a week as it is good for your heart!
  • Check the sugar levels in your body as too much of sugar in your blood can damage your arteries.
  • Have a beer once a day as it will lower the cholesterol level; increase their blood levels of heart- healthy oxidants. Red wine would be better. Either drink a beer or wine but not both.
  • Too much pf cholesterol makes a heart attack more likely. So try and prevent your cholesterol numbers.

Herbs and supplements can help prevent heart diseases and reduce its symptoms by lowering blood pressure, improving breathing; cleaning arteries and helping your heart function better.

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