BEAT Heart Disease with ONE Diet Hack (EASY)
Like it or not, your diet plays a big role in your heart health.
But you don’t have to eat like a rabbit to make a difference.
In fact, you only have to eat ONE additional serving of fruits and vegetables per day to start improving your heart health.
That should be easy for most people to do.
And if you’re wondering which foods pack the biggest heart-healthy punch, here are a few to get you started.
These creamy veggies get a bad rap because they’re high in fat… but not all fat is created equal. And the mono and polyunsaturated fats in avocados happen to be GREAT for your heart.
These good fats help your body absorb nutrients without increasing your LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.
Avocados contain about 5 grams of good fat that can actually help you lose weight and boost heart health.
In general, the deeper the color, the stronger the health benefits. And when it comes to color, it doesn’t get much more vibrant than beets.
These deep red root vegetables have a high concentration of nitrates, which are natural chemicals that help reduce blood pressure. And getting your BP down is one of the best ways to get your heart risk down, too.
Eat them steamed, or grate a raw beet and make a hummus wrap with feta cheese. Delicious.
Berries of all kinds are loaded with nutrients like flavanols that are great for heart health.
In fact, eating one cup of blueberries per day has been shown to reduce risk factors for heart health by up to 15 percent.
Vitamin C is typically associated with immune function, but this nutrient is just as important for your heart.
Vitamin C inhibits oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which lowers atherosclerosis. And a vitamin C deficiency is associated with a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
On the other hand, vitamin C has been shown to improve endothelial function and lipid profiles.
Foods high in vitamin C include citrus fruit, leafy greens, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and peppers.
This legume is rich in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin K—three powerful compounds that can lower LDL and improve lipid profiles.
The vitamin K in particular helps regulate blood vessels and improves circulation in the body.
Chopped garlic contains allicin, a powerful compound that’s been shown to significantly lower blood pressure in people whose numbers were high.
In fact, taking 600-1500 mg of aged garlic extract was shown to be just as effective as the drug Atenolol at reducing blood pressure over 24 weeks.
This is the equivalent of about four cloves per day.
When you see a red tomato, what you’re actually looking at is lycopene. It’s the compound that gives it its red color.
It also happens to be what gives it all of its health benefits.
Lycopene, which is also found in other red fruits like watermelon, helps protect your cells from damage. Importantly, it also helps to prevent blood clotting, which can help prevent strokes.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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