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Best Seventeen Foods That Help To Prevent Heart Attack

Best Seventeen Foods that help to prevent Heart Attack

In recent years; deaths in America due to heart Attacks has been reduced dramatically but it still remains the number one  killer of Americans. Don’t panic! Over the years individuals, scientists, and many others have discovered specific foods that puts a stop to life threatening heart attacks and strokes.
One thing is for sure that doing exercise makes  immense difference. Keep reading this article so that you may gather valuable information on how to prevent heart attack by eating specific foods.

1. Salmon, Sardines and Mackerel Fish Food

These three fatty fishes are on the top list of preventing heart attacks. The reason behind is that these fishes are rich in Omega three fatty acids. Omega three helps in the following cases
  1. Arrhythmia ( A condition in which heart beats at irregular rate )
  2. Triglycerides ( Part of fats which causes increased risk of heart attack )
  3. Atherosclerosis ( sticky deposits in the arteries which creates blockage of blood flowing to body).

According to recommendation of American Heart Association, one must eat fish twice in a week. If you don’t have access to fish or don’t like it, you can get omega 3 tablets.

2. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of the best fibers which is soluble, which helps in lowering Cholesterol of body. According to Lauren Graf, who is highly renowned dietitian of Cardiac Wellness Program, “ The Oatmeal works as a Sponge in the stomach and digestive tract, which absorbs all the cholesterol from the tract and as a result cholesterol is not absorbed in the blood stream”.

A person who eats whole grains, it is also very good for the Heart.  

3. Strawberries and Blueberries

Don’t stop on strawberries and blueberries, all kinds of berries are really good for heart. According to a recent study, women who ate blueberries in a week, they had 32% lower chances of Heart Attack than those who didn’t ate at all.

4. Dark Chocolate but not Milk Chocolate

Dark Chocolate helps to prevent heart Attacks but not the milk Chocolates. So if you are thinking of eating milk chocolates then it will not help to prevent heart attack. Dark Chocolate helps in reduction of clotting and control the blood pressure.

5. Grapefruits and Oranges

Those who gobble up large amount of Oranges and grapefruits, they have almost 19% lower chances of Ischemic Stroke. Oranges and Grapefruits which are citrus fruits, are high in Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to reduce heart attacks.
6. Soy
Soy is also a good source of food that adds protein to the body without adding any kind of fats and cholesterol. When Compared with milk and other forms of proteins, a soy protein package, helps to reduce Bad Cholesterol in the body.   

7. Potatoes

In America many people dislike potatoes because it gives them a feeling of “Bad starch” which of course is not the case. Just make sure that the potatoes which you are going to eat are not deep fried. Why a potato is a good source of prevention from heart attack ? because it contains potassium, which in turn reduces the blood pressure. So when next time if you see potatoes, you better eat them.

8. Tomatoes

Just like Potatoes, Tomatoes are rich in potassium which is really good for heart’s health. According to Graf “ Tomatoes are good for body in many ways”.

9. Nuts

Nuts part includes peanuts, Almonds and Macadamia Nuts. Nuts include a type of fiber which is really good for your heart. People usually avoid eating nuts because of fats found in nuts, but according to Graf, “Those who daily eat nuts are at a lower risk of Heart Disease”

10. Legumes

Eating Legumes helps to reduce the heart attack disease. Legumes also helps in controlling the blood sugar especially for those who have diabetes.

11. Olive Oil

Olive Oil especially Extra Virgin oil, is a rich source of Monounsaturated fats, which lowers the blood pressure and cholesterol. According to Graf, Olives have good fats plus olives add flavor to different salads”.

12. Green Tea

Green Tea is one of the most favorite tea in Asia. Over the course of many years, green tea has gain popularity among the people of America. Green has many health benefits. One study found that those who drank four or five cups of green tea daily, they had almost 20% lower chances of getting strokes and heart disease.

13. Green Vegetables

One thing is for sure and that is one can never go wrong with vegetables. Every vegetable especially the green vegetables can give strength to your heart.

14. Coffee

America’s favorite cup in the morning! If you drink one to 2 cups daily then according to one study you have 30% lower chance of heart attack.

15. Chia Seeds

According to Graf, “ Chia Seeds are a good source of Omega three Fatty Acids”. So if you don’t want to eat omega 3 tables then you can go for chia seeds which can be blended with blueberries and soy milk to make really good smoothie.

16. Avocado

Just like Olives, Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats which is really good for heart.

17. Pomegranate

Pomegranate helps in good blood flow to the heart. If you are unable to afford Pomegranate, then you can opt for Apples which gives strength to your heart.


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