Tips for healthy heart

LET YOUR HEART STAY HEALTHY

Tips
Nowadays one work everyone forget is laugh. Few years back laugh came from heart but now everyone have to excercise a little bit to laugh. So I have to mention laugh as a work. Indeed it’s a best medicine.
Give love and take love.
Go for regular medical check up.
Practice excercise, yoga, pranayama and meditation.
Forget that you have a servant and do your household works.
Drink more water.
Tell bye to lift and use stairs.
If you have any heart problems just give pressure with your thumb to the inner base of the little fingers bottom of the nail corner.
Avoid coffee, alcohol and tobacco.
Reduce fatty food and salt.
Eat more fruits and vegetables.
Monitor your BP, Sugar and cholestrol.
Balance your emotions like pleasure and joy.

I got it some healthy foods to heart from rediff.com on jan 14th 2009

Source : http://www.rediff.com/getahead/2009/jan/14incorporate-these-heart-healthy-foods-into-your-diet.htm

The latest results in from medical research show that foods that help fight CRP (C-reactive protein) — now a better understood blood-borne marker of inflammation — give us a better chance at fighting clots that block blood-flow to the heart. These studies are based on understanding how biochemical fluctuations cause heart attacks and strokes. Traditionally, these nutrient-rich foods are part of a staple diet from the Mediterranean countries of Greece, and Italy . Not only are these foods divine when cooked, but easily available and easier to prepare — fresh, tossed, grilled, poached, broiled, but never fried. Simplified eating. We give all these following foods a five star heart rating to potentially help to unclog our arteries.
Oily fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel etc — Have these at least twice a week. (omega-3 fatty acids protect your heart as they contain certain anti-inflammatory substances which help in preventing inflammation of the arteries).

Flaxseed — These are rich in alpha linolenic acid, a precursor of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to lower total and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol and thus reduce the risk of heart disease. One can take upto 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed per day — sprinkle it on salads, on yoghurt, or mix it with jaggery and make balls. Ground flaxseed gets rancid very quickly, so store it in the refrigerator and freshly grind just before using.
Olive oil — For your salad preparations. (Olive oil reduces the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol levels and thus helps in reducing the risk of heart disease).
Nuts like walnuts and almonds — These must be included in your diet, but in moderation. They keep your cholesterol levels in check and help raise HDL (high density lipoprotein — the good cholesterol) levels.
Tomatoes — In salads, or better yet stewed in cooked foods (tomatoes contain lycopene, which reduces the risk of heart disease by preventing blood platelets from sticking together).
Oatmeal — Cereal at breakfast with low-fat milk or soy milk is excellent (oats contain soluble fibers — beta glucan that reduces LDL cholesterol).
Fresh fruit — Consume them every day (apples contain quercetin, a phytochemical that prevents the formation of blood clots, fibre and vitamins. All deep-coloured fruits — at least two cups a day — will have the same effect on heart health)
Whole grains — Breads like pitas, rotis, and whole-wheat rolls are a fiberising must (whole grains lower cholesterol and supply vitamins and antioxidants that may help to regulate blood pressure — a heart helper).

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One Response to “Tips for healthy heart”

  1. Renuka Sridhar Says:

    Thanks for your health tips

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