Healthy heart diet, these 5 foods in your meals can save your life

A healthy heart is directly related to a healthy diet. Include these foods in your diet for a healthier body and heart.

These super foods will help you keep your heart healthy.

Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk/Avi Arya: Healthy diet is important for the good health of your heart. An expanding waistline, increasing weight is often the first indicator that you need to take a good look at your diet and make changes.

Here are some more healthy foods for your heart:

Chia seeds:According to Janvi Chitalia, nutritionist, chia seeds can be a good addition to your diet. “They are high in Omega 3 fatty acids and help cut down cholesterol in our body and reduce build of plaque in arteries.

Blueberries:Research shows that consuming blueberries three times a week can reduce risk of heart disease. Benefit is attributed to its antioxidant compounds such as anthocyanins and flavonoids that help reduce blood pressure and dilate blood vessels.

Tomatoes: Chitalia adds, “Tomatoes are high in potassium which is a good source of antioxidant lycopene. This helps get rid of bad cholesterol.”

Citrus fruits: Citric fruits have flavonoids and high amount of vitamin C. it helps reduce risk of heart disease.

Avocado: This health food favourite has many benefits. “Apart from being a good source of good fats, avocados also have vitamin E and potassium, which help balance sodium levels,” says Chitalia.

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