Black pepper to turmeric; 6 essential spices for a healthy heart

There are certain spices that can help lower cholesterol, blood pressure and have cardio-protective properties.

Published on Sep 30, 2023 12:49 PM IST 7 Photos

Spices are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that can help manage various health condition. Nutritionist Lovneet Batra in her recent Instagram post talks about spices that can help you maintain a healthy heart. (Freepik)

Garlic: Allicin an active compound in garlic has been shown to inhibit enzymes involved in lipid synthesis, decrease platelet aggregation, prevent lipid peroxidation of oxidized erythrocytes and LDL, increase antioxidant status, and inhibit angiotensin-converting enzyme. 

Turmeric: Curcumin when it comes to heart disease is improving the function of the endothelium, the lining of your blood vessels. Curcumin can help reduce inflammation and oxidation which can play a role in heart disease. (Unsplash)


Black pepper: It helps in cardiac functional recovery in myocardial infarction or heart attack and pressure overload–induced hypertrophy. (Pixabay)

Cinnamon: The active components cinnamaldehyde and cinnamic acid are said to be cardio protective due to their ability to produce nitric oxide as well as the associated anti-inflammatory property. (Pinterest)