Welcome to @PhysioMedics. In this video tutorial we are going to discuss about best foods for heart health.
Facts about the cardiac diet
Eat whole foods and avoid processed foods.
Include a wide variety of vegetables and fruits.
Limit red and processed meat.
Limit full fat dairy products.
Eat a few portions of oily fish per week.
Include healthful fats, such as olive oil and avocados.
A heart-healthy diet should lower the “bad” cholesterol (called LDL) and triglycerides in your blood, and help raise your “good” cholesterol (called HDL).
The American Heart Association Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations
A healthy diet and lifestyle are the keys to preventing and managing cardiovascular disease. It’s not as hard as you may think! Remember, it’s the overall pattern of your choices that counts. Make the simple steps below part of your life for long-term benefits to your health and your heart.
Use up at least as many calories as you take in.
Start by knowing how many calories you should be eating and drinking to maintain your weight. Nutrition and calorie information on food labels is typically based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. You may need fewer or more calories depending on several factors including age, gender, and level of physical activity.
Increase the amount and intensity of your physical activity to burn more calories.
Fruits good for the heart:
Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are jam-packed with important nutrients that play a central role in heart health. Berries are also rich in antioxidants like anthocyanins, which protect against the oxidative stress and inflammation that contribute to the development of heart disease.