Healthy and tasty food have not went well together in the past, people had the mindset that foods that are healthy, must be non tasty. physicians have been advocating heart healthy foods for years now, but the general public has not taken a liking to such foods. Health Magazine gave a run down of foods for every meal which are proven to help heart health, as well as something that is tasty!
Everyone knows the saying breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and now this statement can go a step further with heart healthy foods. The first is Oatmeal, not the sugar filled packets with fun colors and additives. Steal cut oatmeal is high in soluble fiber, which can lead to lower cholesterol. Also, surprisingly enough, coffee is good for your heart. Health magazine explained, “One study found a 10 to 15% lower risk of dying from heart disease or other causes in men and women who drank six or more cups of coffee a day. Other research has found that even two cups a day could lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke by 30%.” This is just breakfast, starting the day on a strong note is always a positive, and healthy.
Many enjoy their lunch at work, and do not want to overeat, settling with a salad. Salads are a great meal, but sometimes can lose their health factor with dressings, croutons, and other additives. Here is a salad which is both tasty and healthy. Starting off with a spinach base which has omega-3 fatty acids. Adding flax seeds, almonds, avocado, blueberries, and even pomegranate are great additions to making a heart healthy salad.
To wrap up the day, a nice piece of salmon and a glass of red wine will do the heart, tastebuds, and soul well. A hearty serving of salmon offers the heart copious amounts of omega-3 acid, which lowers the risk of an irregular heartbeat, and plaque build up in arteries. Having two servings a week can go a long way in living a healthier lifestyle. A glass of red wine can help reduce stress and daily tension, so winding down with a glass can keep the heart healthy.
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