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10 foods your heart would like you to eat

10 foods your heart would like you to eat

1. ALMONDS

Like so many nuts, these are a good source of protein. As a bonus almonds contain circulation – boosting fibre and vitamin E, which helps to combat heart disease.

2. APPLE JUICE

The natural antioxidants in apple juice drastically slow down the effects of harmful cholesterol in the bloodstream.

3. BANANAS

The yellow frit is a rich source of potassium which is essential for maintaining a regular cardiac rhythm.

4. GARLIC

The words ‘too’, ‘much’ and ‘garlic’ are contradictions in terms and should never be seen in the same sentence. Garlic doesn’t just ward off vampires, it wards off practically everything else that could do you harm. The magic bulb protects your pump by lowering artery – clogging cholesterol levels and reduces your blood pressure by thinning the blood. Shame something so good for your hear can be so bad for your love life – best get your partner to eat as much of it as you do.

5. OLIVE OIL

A monounsaturated fat that is much kinder to your heart than dairy fats, as it works to lover harmful cholesterol. It is still a fat though, so treat it with respect.

6. ROOT GINGER

More than just a traditional stomach medicine, root ginger has a powerful effect on the circulatory system, reducing the likelihood of blood clots and keeping the blood flowing easily by reducing any stickiness.

7. SPINACH

A bit of a superstar, spinach is incredibly rich in iron, which is needed for the production of red blood cells and the prevention of anemia. This Veg is also a vital source of folic acid, a vitamin that works hard to keep your blood free – following.

8. WHOLE GRAINS

A very good source of insoluble fibre, whole grains can actually help you cut down on overeating. They need to be chewed for a long time and as the action of chewing triggers sensors in the brain that tell you your stomach is full, whole grains fool you into thinking you have had more to eat than is the case.

9. YOGHURT

This is a good source of calcium, and calcium intake is inversely proportioned to blood pressure – the lower the calcium consumption, the higher the blood pressure. Also, if you are looking to lose weight, calcium helps you to burn fat faster and inhibits the amount you’ll put back on.

10. BREAKFAST

A healthy breakfast, that is. American research has shown that people who eat breakfast are almost 50 per cent less likely to suffer heart attacks than those who skip it. The reason? It keeps their metabolism working far more efficiently and therefore able to cope with food during the rest of the day with relative ease.

Culled from Men’s Health

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