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5 best foods for a healthy heart

It is essential that you keep your heart good going and strong and for that, you need to certainly know about the heart healthy foods. Here are some of them that you can start with.

Written by Sreemoyee Chatterjee | Updated : October 24, 2018 3:45 PM IST


5 Best Foods For A Healthy Heart

Someone rightly said, Take care of your heart, don't let it fall apart. Heart is what we live on and it is important for us to know what keeps our heart healthy. In case you are wondering about how to take the first step towards a healthy heart, food is what your answer should be. We eat to keep our body and mind fit and it is essential for us to know what food suits the best for our heart. Including these heart-friendly foods in your diet can keep your heart strong and running. Celebrating World Heart Day today, here we are with a list of top best foods for a healthy heart.


Fresh Herbs

Want to make a heart-healthy recipe? It is easy. All you have to do is replace salt and fat with fresh herbs for a heart healthy choice. These herbs add flavour to your food by chucking off the bad stuff. Spices and other foods are yummy ways of eating heart-smart.  Also Read - Green Tea May Cause Liver Damage In Some People: Who Is At Risk?


Black Beans

Packed with heart-healthy nutrients like folate, antioxidants and magnesium, mild, tender black beans are great food for your heart. These nutrients not only keep your blood pressure at check but the fibre present in black beans helps control both cholesterol and blood sugar levels.


Red Wine

In case you drink alcohol and are conscious about your heart health, red wine is the best option for you. Resveratrol and catechins are the two antioxidants present in red wine that act as a protective shield for artery walls. Not just that, alcohol also amps up HDL, the good cholesterol. However, too much alcohol hurts your heart. Hence, you should be cautious about how much alcohol you take in and keep it to moderate limits always.  Also Read - World’s First Intranasal COVID-19 Vaccine Developed By Bharat Biotech Gets CDSCO Approval


Salmon Pg

It is just not delicious, it is bliss for your heart. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, salmon may reduce the risk of heart rhythm disorders and curb blood pressure along with lessening triglycerides and curbing inflammation. The American Heart Association suggests two servings of salmon or other oily fish a week.