Health, Diet & Fitness

Eating for A Healthy Heart

I love to read online women’s magazines. I subscribe to a whole lot of them. Not only for their entertainment value but they provide a lot of interesting tidbits and tips on home and lifestyle, fashion, fitness and diet and more. One women’s magazine I like a lot is Fitness Magazine. They have a lot of simple, easy tips on being healthy and keeping fit. Articles like these inspire me to be be healthy.

Lately I’ve been really interested in eating healthy food. I want to be fit using only healthy methods, no quick weight loss schemes, appetite suppressant and the likes for me. Why? I discovered there are no shortcuts to being fit and healthy. Also, I want to be kinder to my body particularly my heart. I just dread having a heart disease so from now I want to be good and take care of it.

One articled featured in Fitness Magazine, “How to Eat for A Healthy Heart” lists some food good for the heart. Let me just share some.

  • Blueberries – rich in antioxidants help fight inflammation and lower bad LDL cholesterol, blood fats, and blood sugar;
  • Canola and Olive Oil – High in heart-smart monounsaturated fats; lower in saturated fat than other oils;
  • Cinnamon
  • Oatmeal – lots of soluble fiber and full of heart-friendly B vitamins.
  • Peppermint
  • Nuts – rich in omega-3 fatty acids, phytochemicals, potassium, and vitamin E
  • Salmon – Omega-3s help reduce triglycerides and bad cholesterol and make blood flow smoothly, lessening the chance of clotting;
  • Ginger
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • Red Wine and Grape Juice – rich in antioxidants
  • Sage
  • Spinach – B vitamins and antioxidants fight heart disease; magnesium can help lower blood pressure
  • Curry
  • Flaxseeds
  • Legumes
  • Soy

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