Tips to a healthy heart

Tips to a healthy heart

healthy_heartHeart disease is the most common killer disease in the world.  Let us look at a few tips to cut down the risk of heart disease.

  1. Drink green tea- Green tea contains antioxidants that can reduce cholesterol and decrease blood pressure.
  2. Fiber up your diet- The more fiber you include, lesser is the risk of heart disease. So add oats, bran etc in your diet.
  3. Eat fish- Fish contain omega 3 fatty acids which help the heart to function better.
  4. 100% fruit juice- Juices such as orange juice and grape juice are said to contain antioxidants which help to decrease homo cysteine levels which are the main cause for heart disease.
  5. Add Flaxseed- to your porridge or smoothie to prevent clogging of arteries.
  6. Add garlic- adding garlic to cooking helps to cut down artery blocks.
  7. Eat dark chocolate- rich in antioxidants making the arteries more elastic.
  8. Go bananas- Bananas contain potassium which helps to cut down blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Trying out these tips will take you closer to leading a healthy life free of heart disease

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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