Heart-Healthy Foods

Heart-Healthy Foods – The Best Foods to Eat to Avoid Clogged Arteries

Certain heart-healthy foods truly act like medicine for your blood vessels, says integrative cardiologist Joel K. Kahn, MD, and these are the best to eat to prevent or reverse heart disease.

  1. Vegetables : Look at the below facts:

    Alfalfa Sprouts

    One cup of raw, sprouted alfalfa seeds, contains 1.32 grams of protein, 8 calories and 0.6 grams of dietary fiber.

    Minerals:

    Heart-Healthy Foods
    Heart-Healthy Foods

    Potassium – 26 mg
    Phosphorus – 23 mg
    Magnesium – 9 mg
    Calcium – 11 mg
    Iron – 0.32 mg
    Sodium – 2 mg
    Zinc – 0.3 mg
    Copper – 0.052 mg Manganese – 0.062 mg
    Selenium – 0.2 mcg
    Also contains small amounts of other minerals.

    Vitamins:

    Vitamin C – 2.7 mg
    Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.025 mg
    Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.042 mg
    Niacin – 0.159 mg
    Pantothenic Acid – 0.186 mg
    Vitamin B6 – 0.011 mg
    Folate – 12 mcg
    Vitamin A – 51 IU
    Vitamin K – 10.1 mcg
    Vitamin E – 0.01 mg

    Corn

    One large ear of yellow corn, cooked with no salt contains 4.02 grams protein, 113 calories and 2.8 grams fiber.

    Minerals:

    Corn as Heart-Healthy Foods
    Corn as Heart-Healthy Foods

    Potassium – 257 mg
    Phosphorus – 91 mg
    Magnesium – 31 mg
    Calcium – 4 mg
    Selenium – 0.2 mg
    Iron – 0.53 mg
    Zinc – 0.73 mg
    Copper – 0.058 mg
    Manganese – 0.197 mg
    Also contains small amounts of other minerals.

    Vitamins:

    Vitamin C – 6.5 mg
    Niacin – 1.986 mg
    Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.11 mg
    Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.067 mg
    Vitamin B6 – 0.164 mg
    Folate – 27 mcg
    Pantothenic Acid – 0.935 mg
    Vitamin A – 310 IU
    Vitamin K – 0.5 mcg
    Vitamin E – 0.11 mg
    Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

    Looking into the facts given in two veggies, Some one can easily conclude that nearly everything we could possibly buy in the grocery basket is a medicine to the body. Plant foods contain all the needs possibly required for Heart-Healthy. These nutriments are fiber, vitamin ,  cand special phytonutrients. The vegetable which contains B6 Vitamin are Asparagus, bell peppers, and bok choy. Carrots and tomatoes are rich in carotenoids including  lycopene, an important antioxidant.

    Power Rx: It is suggested that eat one more serving of fruits and vegetables than you had yesterday, and keep increasing number of servings and reach untill 8 to 12 serving per day.

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  3. Salad
    Heart-Healthy Foods like salad

    Arugula, lettuce, beets, kale, spinach, and some other veggies are all rich sources of nitrates, a form of nitrogen they absorb from the soil. During digestion, that compound is converted into an important gas: nitric oxide, which makes arteries resist contraction, plaque, and blood coagulation, so strokes and heart attacks can’t occur.

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