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Top Foods to keep your heart healthy!


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th Aug, 2020. 01:15 pm
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Heart

Heart diseases are still one of the ruthless killers in Pakistan. According to a report published earlier by the World Health Organization, at least 46 people dying of heart diseases in Pakistan every hour.

WHO figures and statistics revealed that the majority of Pakistanis do not participate in physical activity which is the leading cause of cardiac ailments and heart attacks in the world including Pakistan.

In the above-mentioned report, WHO found a whopping increase by 29 percent of total deaths due to heart diseases, which is around 406,870 per year.

However, in this spotlight, 5 top foods have been outlined, when consumed as part of a well-rounded diet, might help to keep your heart healthy.

Berries

Berries are rich in antioxidant polyphenols, which help to reduce cardiac disease risk.

They are a great source of fiber, folate, iron, calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C, and they are low in fat.

Fish high in omega-3s

Without any doubt, the rich in proteins; Fish is a strong source of heart-helping omega-3 fatty acids.

People who have cardiac disease, or are at risk of developing it, are often recommended to increase their intake of omega-3s by eating fish.

Nuts

Almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts are all heart-healthy sources.

These nuts are full of protein, fiber, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.

Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is good for your heart health. (The fiber and protein increase with higher cocoa and the sugar decreases). If you are a fan of milk chocolate. start with at least 70% cocoa.

Green veggies

Do not forget Green Veggies. Remember Popeye? One can of spinach resulted in a fully loaded punch! Although the story was fictional, the benefit of eating spinach still cannot be denied. Spinach is one of the best sources of dietary magnesium, and consumption of Popeye’s favorite food is associated with a raft of health benefits.

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