10 Important Nutrients That Protect Your Heart Health

With a few simple changes in your diet, you can take an important step for your heart health. Memorial Şişli Hospital from Department of Nutrition and Diet Ezgi Mumcu listed the heart-friendly foods as follows.

Fish

High omega-3 ratio fish such as salmon, tuna fish, mackerel, herring, and trout should be consumed.

Dry fruit

A handful of almonds or walnuts will satisfy both your hunger and help your heart.

Berry family

You can increase fiber consumption by adding blueberries, strawberries, cranberries or raspberries into the yogurt you will consume during the day.

Flaxseed

Includes omega-3 fatty acids, fibers, and phytotoxins. that are important for heart health.

Oatmeal

Is important in terms of heart health with high fiber ratio.

Kidney or black bean

The Dark bean is very rich in fiber, B-vitamins, and minerals.

Yellow-orange vegetables

Vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, red peppers, and zucchini are filled with carotenoids, fiber, and vitamins, which are of great importance for heart health. Fruits such as oranges, melons, and papaya are rich in beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, and fiber.

Spinach

Spinach may be preferred instead of lettuce in sandwiches and salads.

Tomatoes

Even sun-dried varieties in winter provide lycopene, vitamin C and alpha and beta-carotene.

Bitter chocolate

Useful for your heart health. It should be ensured that only at least 70 percent of the cocoa content is present and the consumed amount should be considered.

HG

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