Ok, so, this has been the most busy month of the year so far. This is my second blog post and september is basically over, ridiculous! But hey, I'm done with the crazy transition into Fall work for my business, so let's get back to it with some healthy stuff.
Lets talk about the best foods for your heart today. Everybody wants to live healty all the time and keep up with the daily dose of veggies and fruits, but oh my, there's so much more to it than just that. A bucket of salad is not going to get you anywhere, health wise. What we need every single day to keep our heart and blood vessels in the best condition is the right combination of vitamines C, green vegetables and omega 3 fatty acids (combined with a healty life style obviously; enough sleep, no stress and excersise). I came across this amazing list of Hungry for Change with some of the best foods to keep your heart as healthy as possible. A combination of a few of these foods daily and you're good to go! Remember organic is always the best :).
Hope you like this health-freak post of mine :), if there's anything you think I should add just hollah!!
Some of the best foods for your heart and blood vessels are:
Romaine lettuce, green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, arugala, kale, Swiss chard, collard greens, turnip greens, sesame leaves, basil, parsley, mint, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, green onions, leeks, spinach, zucchini, and Asian greens like bok choy, are the very best foods for your heart and blood vessels. These green vegetables supply a wide array of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that can nourish the cells of your cardiovascular system. And just as important, these green vegetables have virtually no chance of harming your heart and blood vessels.
Foods That Are Naturally Rich In Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Raw walnuts, freshly ground flax seeds, purslane, wild salmon, anchovies, lake trout, fresh seaweed, organic eggs from birds that are raised in a free range environment, and high quality fish oil are all naturally rich in omega-3 fatty acids and are well tolerated by the masses. Undamaged omega-3 fatty acids have been shown in both clinical and epidemiological studies to reduce one's risk of cardiovascular disease.
Foods That Are Naturally Rich In The Full Vitamin C Complex
Acerola cherries, black currants, tropical guava, grapefruit, green and yellow kiwis, lychee, longans, oranges, cantaloupe, papaya, persimmons, goji berries, and red currants are all naturally rich in the full vitamin C complex, which includes compounds called flavonoids. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that can help to protect your heart and blood vessels against damage created by free radicals. Flavonoids can also help to support healthy widening of your blood vessels during times when an area of your body needs increased blood supply.
Source: List by Hungry for Change