List of food good for heart

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.


Recommended foods for the heart

The following table lists some foods we should eat regularly to maintain or improve heart health:

Beneficial food for the heart Properties
Garlic Facilitates the movement to thin the blood. Decreases hypertension and reduces the cholesterol.
Olive oil Olive oil facilitates the movement to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and raise “good.” (HDL) thins the blood and prevents thrombosis.
Cabbage Because of its antioxidant properties, it prevents the cardiovascular diseases.
Carrot Powerful antioxidant, a source of beta carotene, prevents cardiovascular disease. Neutralizes the negative effects of tobacco in the heart.
Celery Reduces hypertension
Artichokes Decreases cholesterol and triglycerides in blood.
Pumpkins They have antioxidant properties that prevent cardiac diseases.
Beets Because of their content in folate it prevents cardiac diseases
Soybean, beans, string beans, lentils and other legumes Because of their content in fiber and phytoestrogens, legumes provide circulation to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and raise “good.” (HDL). Thins the blood and prevents thrombosis.
Nuts Oils from the fruit of walnut help improve circulation and prevent arteriosclerosis. Linoleic acid content reduces cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and prevents the formation of thrombi.
Oats It reduces cholesterol levels in the blood.
Parsley It is one of the best diuretics being very appropriate in cases of obesity, rheumatic diseases and heart that are associated with water accumulation in the body
Apple It reduces hypertension, it reduces cholesterol and is an aid to prevent the appearance of cardiac diseases.
Blue fish Reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) and raises “good” cholesterol (HDL). Its use prevents the formation of thrombi and increased triglycerides in the blood.
Mushrooms Some mushrooms for their ability to thin blood, reduce blood pressure and cholesterol are particularly suitable in the diet for heart health. Among them maitake and shiitake are worth highlighting.

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

22 April, 2019

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