Best food for heart health & Foods to avoid for a healthy heart

The human heart plays a vital role in the body. And take fruits and lean proteins are some of the Best food for heart health. Do you know you can manage your heart through the right diet? Our diabetes specialist, Dr. A.S. Senthilvelu has addressed the Best food for heart health in a PEP TALK. This article focuses on these foods.

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We at the Erode diabetes foundation regularly organize various camps to create awareness among people about diabetes and its complications. Our Diabetes specialist Dr. A.S. Senthilvelu regularly delivers PEP TALKS on some interesting topics to create awareness about diabetes and general well-being.

On Feb 16, he delivered PEP TALK on one of the interesting topics “Managing your Heart through the Right Diet” which we see in detail in this blog.

Why diet is important for a healthy heart

You already know that uncontrolled diabetes can cause several problems, including diabetes and heart attacks, so diabetics need to take good care of their hearts. You may be surprised to learn that there is a clear correlation between poor diet quality and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease mortality and morbidity.

Someone can prevent future health issues and manage your existing medical disorders, such as high blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol, by making dietary improvements.

Best food for heart health

Fruits and vegetables

Consuming fruits and vegetables can help reduce your risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer too. Moreover, managing weight and cholesterol levels can also be achieved through eating fruits and vegetables.

Whole grain foods

Rather than processed grains, choose foods mostly prepared with whole grains. The reason is that whole grains can reduce the risk of certain cancers, heart disease and stroke. Moreover, it improves your digestion and lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. Meanwhile, you can also have a healthy weight while consuming it.

Healthy source of protein

Plants (such as beans and nuts) provide protein. Other than plants you can choose seafood, meat or poultry. While selecting meat or poultry, try to choose lean cuts and stay away from processed forms. Further, try to consume low-fat instead of full-fat dairy products.

Colour foods

Nutritious, tasty, and colourful foods keep our bodies and minds in a healthier state. Each fruit vegetable and whole grain has its colour which has its nutritional value.

Foods to avoid for a healthy heart

  • Beverages and foods with added sugars
  • Ultra-processed foods
  •  Processed meats
  • Food high in salt
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tropic oils (Palm oils)

Final note-Healthy heart Diet tips

Thus, the secret to a happy life is a healthy heart. In order to have a healthy heart limit your bad fats, monitor salt intake, eat more fruits and vegetables, choose meats carefully, drink water instead of soda and finally practice portion control.

To conclude

Contact our Erode Diabetes Foundation for additional information about diabetes and other general health issues. With both online and offline support, we will assist you with all of your issues.

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