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World Heart Day 2022: 9 Organic Diet Inclusions For A Healthy Heart

Nutritionist Amrita Pandey shares diet inclusions for a wholesome heart.

Written by Tavishi Dogra | Published : September 29, 2022 9:29 PM IST

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The heart is pivotal to the human body, and for a wholesome life, it must perform efficiently. World Heart Day is dedicated to bringing awareness to heart health and informing people around the globe that cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, are the leading causes of death that claim 18.6 million lives each year. Preventive measures can ensure that we are fuelling and nurturing hearts in the best possible way. A proper mix of diet, regular exercise, herbal medicines and other methods can help maintain cardiovascular health. In today’s time, healthcare professionals stress including organic food items in our diet to ensure minimal consumption of chemicals laced in non-organic food items. These food items are not just chemical-free but also offer several health benefits. Many of these valuable food items, especially herbs with medicinal properties, have been used by Indian households for ages. Some prominent herbs that can boost heart health include Amalaki, arjuna, moringa, flaxseeds, turmeric, etc. Moreover, a few tea varieties like green tea and Herbal Infusions like Honey Lemon, Ashwagandha and Moringa Hibiscus lower the risk of heart attacks. Nutritionist Amrita Pandey (Organic India) shares organic diet inclusions for a healthy heart.

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Tulsi Green Tea Honey Lemon

The touch of tulsi, lemon and honey in green tea flavour brings out the tea's rich flavours and enhances the antioxidants-rich herbs. This, in turn, supports the immune & cardiovascular systems, protects the body from damaging free radicals, and promotes detoxification.

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Arjuna

Arjuna is a wonderful herb that helps in managing cardiovascular health. The powder obtained from its bark has many medicinal properties: antioxidant, hypotensive, anti-thermogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic etc. Moreover, it acts as a cardiac tonic and ensures the proper functioning of the heart by strengthening the heart muscles.  Also Read - Heart Attack During Workout: 7 Warning Signs You Are Exercising Too Much

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Moringa

Moringa is another herb that has cholesterol-reducing properties. The leaves of the moringa tree, its pods and flowers have been used in Indian households for ages. Its leaves protect the heart and reduce harmful cholesterol levels, which block the blood vessels and help avoid a heart attack.

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Chia Seeds

Chia seeds contain several vital nutrients for bone health. It contains quercetin, an antioxidant that can reduce your risk of developing several health conditions, including heart disease. Moreover, the seeds are also high in fibre.

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Ashwagandha

It lowers blood pressure, maintains high blood pressure, elevates cholesterol, increases your risk of heart disease, reducing your overall heart health.

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Conclusion

It is the right time to begin sensibly eating chemical-free, nutritious food that promotes heart health. In addition, light exercise should be performed regularly, drinking plenty of water, and getting adequate sleep. These are the essential habits that we need to apply to ensure a healthy heart to live a healthy life.