By Khushi Pal
Published Mar 05, 2024

Hindustan Times
Lifestyle

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5 foods for a healthy heart

Healthy dietary choices can significantly improve your heart health. Here are five foods to include in your diet for a healthy heart.

Green vegetables

Green vegetables such as broccoli, spinach and kale are rich in essential nutrients and antioxidants, which help improve blood pressure and protect the arteries. 

Berries

Berries such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are a powerhouse of antioxidants and anthocyanins that help fight against oxidative damage that can lead to heart disease. 

Fish

Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines and tuna contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for heart health. 

Whole grains

Whole grains such as oats, brown rice and barley are rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals, which help control healthy cholesterol levels and blood pressure and boost heart health.

Avocados

Avocados are loaded with potassium and healthy monounsaturated fats, which help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.