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Take Care Of Your Heart With These Foods
Feb 2019
Dr Vani Srinivas
Clinical Nutritionist And Director, Astra Healthcare Private Limited

Diet plays a major role in men and women with cardiac issues, as todays diet in the urban world consists of a lot of added sugars, trans fats, which are increasing the fat accumulation in our bodies, thus contributing to the increase in the LDL cholesterol, which in turn are converted to plaque formation with the extensive free radical exposure.

Thus the dreadful cardiac diseases, which make us suffer life long, are a matter of serious concern, which alerts Doctors, Nutritionists, Cardiologists, and Dieticians to find natural ways to prevent or overcome the existing heart diseases.

Along with regular physical activity, a healthy dietary pattern also has to be followed daily, irrespective of the age and severity of the cardiac problems, which helps dramatically in relieving stress on the LUB DUB of our heart.

HERE ARE A FEW FOOD ITEMS WHICH YOU CAN INCLUDE IN YOUR DIET

Dark Chocolate
The high cocoa content in dark chocolate contains antioxidants, polyphenols, which improves the HDL cholesterol and lowers LDL cholesterol. Compounds in cocoa are known to reduce hypertension.

Nuts
Regular consumption of moderate quantities of nuts daily helps in reduction of the risk of sudden cardiac death, and also helps in lowering the total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.