Being in love is actually good for your heart!
A cardiologist has revealed that being involved in a healthy, loving relationship is good for the heart. A recent study from Finland showed that married men and women had a significantly lower risk of both having heart attacks and dying from a heart attack compared to people who were single.
There is also a theory that people who are in loving relationships may experience neuro-hormonal changes that have positive effects on the body, including the cardiovascular system.
Foods to eat to cut risk of heart diseaseHere is a list of heart healthy foods that can help keep your heart in top shape :-
1.Nuts: Nuts such at Walnuts, almonds and pistachios are high in Omega-3 Fatty acids. These omega-3 fatty Acids are like elixirs for your heart. They help in proper functioning of the heart and help reduce the plaque formation in its arteries. The fibre content in the nuts help to ease the digestive tract, thereby helping your metabolism. Our expert Mrs Shilpa Mittal says, a hand full of nuts, had as a mid day snack can help speed up your way to weight loss and protect your heart. Read more about the benefits of nuts in our article eat nuts to prevent heart disease.
2.Fish:Nutritionist Shilpa mittal says that including two or more servings of fish such as ‘rohu’ or salmon, per week can lower your risk of heart disease by upto 30%. She says fish contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which helps to lower your levels of triglycerides. Omega-3 is known to lower blood pressure slightly and can help prevent irregular heartbeats.
3.Flax seeds: These again are another great source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Apart from providing you with the essential fatty acid it also provide a good source of fibre. Flax seed also contains a compound called lignin that are high in both plant estrogen and antioxidant properties. According to experts, flaxseeds are about 75-80 times higher in lignan content than other plant foods. 3. Yellow/red fruits and veggies: Fruits such as apples, bananas and pomegranate are high in yellow and red colour. Veggies such as tomatoes, lemons and carrot are also great source of this pigment. The red and yellow pigment in these fruits and vegetables are high in beta carotene which is a great antioxidant. It helps to reduce the damage cause by free radicals which are highly detrimental to the heart muscles and its proper functioning.