BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Heart-related conditions are one of the major causes of death in women in the United States. But doctors are trying to raise awareness on the subject and educate the citizens on the benefits of a healthy diet. You don’t have to eat grass and seeds in order to have a healthy ticker, but you can keep your heart healthy with these foods.
So clean your fridge and cupboards and get ready to get healthy, because we are about to show some foods that won’t only give you an edge against diseases, but will also keep you fit.
Before we show you the list, we should take a few moment to talk about how this list was created in the first place. We all know for a fact that cardiovascular disease is at the top of the list when it comes to risks. Unhealthy food packed with the bad kind of fat and a sedentary lifestyle are two major factors involved in various heart diseases.
Now, regarding cardiovascular disease, most of them can be attributed to an unbalanced meal, packed with high-cholesterol foods. The excess cholesterol from meals ends up building up on the walls of your arteries. This can lead to all sorts of complications, from embolisms, heart and brain strokes to sudden cardiac arrest.
So it’s no wonder that we should tread carefully when it comes selecting our meals. With this in mind, we are now going to discuss the most popular foods that can improve your heart’s health.
Note that this list was put together by analysts from HealthGrove. The analysts identified 25 different foods that are good for your heart and scored them according to the Heart Health Index. In order calculate each food’s score, the analysts divided each meal into two categories: those who contain good nutrients such as selenium, B3, magnesium and calcium and those who contain the so-called bad-nutrients like fat, cholesterol and saturated fat.
After grading each meal according to this index, the analysts divided the good against the bad score and the result is the foods overall Heart Health Index.
Now, according to this list, it would seem that tofu received the highest score. With 80 calories per serving and 2.2 grams of carbs, this is exactly what to need in order to wash down a hefty Sunday dinner.
Moreover, there are other foods which received a good mark. Sunflower seeds, for instance, are a good source of selenium and B3, followed by Agar seaweeds, brown rice and quinoa.
More on the meaty side, the yellowfin tuna received a good mark, follow by blue mussels, Atlantic cod, Pacific Halibut and Sockeye Salmon.
Keep your heart healthy with these foods, fresh air and plenty of physical exercises.