The heart is the body organ responsible for pumping blood. It is at the center of the circulatory system. It is important for us to know how we can help our heart to perform better.
The kind of foods we eat play an important role in the performance of our heart. Here are important foods that can help our heart to perform better.
1. Oily Fishes.
Oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines, herring, pilchards and trout contains omega 3 fatty acids which have been proven to help our heart perform better.
Avocados contains this important omega 3 fatty acids and other healthy fats. They are also a store house of minerals such as potassium and magnesium..
Those small nuts are very important when it comes to boosting our heart performance. They also contain the omega 3 fatty acids and other minerals and vitamins.
4. Green leafy vegetables.
Green leafy vegetables such our Nigerian fluted pumpkin (that is very much available now,) pumpkin leaves, spinach, brocholli, apricots, kale, watercress are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants that promote our heart health.
5. Chicken and turkey.
Chicken and turkey are meats that also contain Omega 3 fatty acids that our heart needs.
6. Whole grains.
Whole grains such as whole wheat grain, millet,brown rice beans contain important minerals like potassium and magnesium that may help in promoting good heart performance.
Beans of different kinds are super foods that contain important minerals and antioxidants that may help our heart to perform better. They also contain liquid fiber which is good for heart health.
8. Olive oil.
The list cannot be complete if this important component of the mediterranean diet have not been mentioned. Olive oil contains omega 3 fatty acids and is considered the best oil for heart health.
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