Healthy Snacks That Help You Fight Heart Disease

healthy snacks that help you fight heart
disease the most important step you can take for your heart health starts with
what you put on your plate genetics play a big role in heart health but lifestyle
choices such as diet and exercise play an even bigger role in preventing heart
disease the six snacks on this list are particularly powerful as they are packed
with nutrients that fight heart disease and the risk factors that cause it
apples and apple a day really can really keep your heart doctor away apples are
packed with antioxidants such as quercetin it can help reduce your risk
of atherosclerosis and other cardiac issues due to free radical damage also
the pectin in Apple’s is a specific kind of fiber which can help lower LDL
cholesterol levels apart from all this apples are filled with vitamins and
minerals as well also apples have strong anti-inflammatory properties which are
linked with overall good cardiac health dark chocolate dark chocolate are loaded
with cocoa which is an incredibly rich source of flavonoids flavonoids are
plant-based phytochemicals and has been shown to help prevent the clogging of
arteries and help decrease blood pressure also it helps to curb your
craving for sweets so you will not snack on other less healthy options nuts
walnuts almonds and pecans are all good for your heart
individuals who ate a handful of nuts at least five or more times a week or 29%
less likely to die of heart disease this is compared to those who avoided nuts a
New England Journal of Medicine study found nuts contain protein fiber and
heart-healthy fats you can consume nut mix unsalted raw nuts and nut butters to
improve your heart health blueberries inflammation in your artery
walls can increase your risk of a heart attack but you can counter that process
by consuming at least a cup of blueberries a day this is due to the
inflammation battling antioxidants of blueberries if you cannot find fresh
blueberries frozen berries work you can add the madam in your breakfast yogurt
or cereal oatmeal oats have a type of fiber known as beta glucan this helps
lower your LDL cholesterol just 1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal can give you the
amount of beta glucan you need daily to help lower your cholesterol garbanzo
beans garbanzo beans are high in dietary fiber which can help lower cholesterol
levels are a rich source of antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids both of which
are associated to improve cardiac health in a recent research of 10,000 women and
women regular consumption of legumes such as garbanzo beans lead to a 22%
less risk of cardiac disease like and share this video if you want more videos
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