Source: Everyday Health
'Make food thy medicine and medicine thy food'. This is one of the most famous quotes of the father of medicine. His name, Hippocrates.
With the right foods, some diseases we buy drugs for can actually be prevented or averted as the case may be but most times, our feeding choices are so poor and we end up finding ourselves in severe and a times life threatening medical conditions that would cost us lot's of money. This article shall deal on a meal that can promote the health of the human heart.
The human heart just like the power generator seen in offices or big factories is the powerhouse of the body. As long as one is alive, the heart would never stop to pump blood so as to keep supplying the organs and the muscles with oxygen and nutrients they need for optimal functioning.
As the heart supplies blood rich in oxygen and nutrients to the organs and tissues, it also receives, through the vein that which has no nutrients and it would get back to the heart, gets oxidated and then returns. So the cycle continues. Now you can imagine what would happen when the heart is distressed, diseased or stops to function. This is the reason you shouldn't joke with your heart.
Oatmeal is a product of processing of oats. This food has been proven to be a great source of fibre which helps protect the heart. Soluble fibre is found in oats and it helps lower the levels of low density lipoprotein in the body. Low density lipoprotein is what is known as bad cholesterol.
When the levels of bad cholesterol in the body is not curtailed, it could result to presence of plaques in the blood vessels leading to a disturbed flow of blood. In extreme conditions, arterial blockage could also occur leading to stroke if an artery to the brain is blocked.
Embrace a healthy feeding habit today. Some other foods rich in fibre includes beans, apple, oranges, dates et cetera.
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