This is a matter of pride and happiness that I am able to bring to you views and opinions of people from other para-medical professions. This is a guest post by Dr. Vidhi Jain ( A physiotherapist from Noida)
4 Food Suggestions That Your Heart Will Love
Heart disease is a killer worldwide and according to research carried out by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, it actually is responsible for more deaths worldwide than all of the cancers combined. Pretty scary to think about when you consider that we are still not eating the right food to combat this awful fact. But the good news is that you can do something positive about this right now and before too long you could be reducing the chances of succumbing to a heart condition in the future. This article looks at 4 food suggestions that will help you to keep a healthy heart and once you start loading up on these suggestions, your whole outlook on life will be more positive.
First Suggestion - Fatty Fish
The title may not seem that attractive but here we are talking about some very delicious fish that includes the likes of herring, sardines and salmon. Just think of the tasty dishes that you can make by combining these ingredients with some fresh vegetables and rice. Even tinned tuna is going to have a positive effect on your heart so long as you add some greens and make sure that you hold the mayonnaise. If you are short on ideas, just replace your usual chicken or red meat with some poached salmon and your heart will certainly thank you for this consideration.
My Take - Try to get them fresh and yes take care of the portion size!
Second Suggestion – Nuts
All puns aside, nuts are an incredible source of fiber and protein, not to mention the myriad of health fats that they contain. They are extremely convenient because you can simply toss a few in your mouth when you feel the need for a lift or add them to your favorite dishes at will. The New England Journal of Medicine ran a study that discovered those who ate nuts regularly were 29 percent less likely to succumb to heart issues later in life. Nut-based butter is also a great source of protein without the added issue of unhealthy fats.
My take - Soaked nuts are better for digestion!
Third Suggestion – Beetroot
Although beets may not seem like a very obvious choice for healthy food, they are one of the most effective choices that you can make as far as looking after yourself is concerned. Beets contain a whole load of nitrates that improve your blood flow and also expand your blood vessels when consumed on a regular basis. What is more, they taste great and can be used to make a delicious blended drink in the morning when you are too rushed to have a sit-down breakfast.
My take - Have steamed beetroot - so that it's fiber and other nutrients get absorbed easily!
Fourth Suggestion – Beans and Lentils
Beans and lentils are part of the food group known as legumes and they are packed to the brim with soluble fibers. These work together in your gut to deal with cholesterol-based acids and they move them safely out of harm’s way. Try to eat just over a cup per day and start adding them to your regular meals for the very best results possible.
My take - Takecare of the portion size, have them in sprouted form and if you have digestion or bloating issues keep the accompaniments high in fiber!
We do hope that you enjoy these suggestions and remember to speak to both your doctor and dietician for more healthy options because as far as your heart health is concerned, you can never be too careful!
Dr. Vidhi Jain has over 7 years of experience as a Physiotherapist. She has a Masters in Physiotherapy in Orthopedics and is currently practicing at Vinayak Physiotherapy in Noida as HOD of the Physiotherapy Department. She has been nominated as 'Best Physiotherapy Consultant' in Noida & firmly believes in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
She also writes for Medlife International Private Limited, an online pharmacy store, operating in India offering home delivery of authentic prescription medicines at discounted prices.
EAT HEALTHY, STAY HEALTHY SHINE!!