Here at Wellness Junky, we firmly believe in the Hippocrates quote: “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.”
When it comes to curing an ailment, it’s always great to speak to your doctor first before taking the holistic route. That being said, it’s better to prevent conditions then to have to haphazardly take correcting medicine to cure your ailments. This can be done by staying healthy through regular exercise and proper nourishment – meaning eating eating your veggies, fruits, and supplements.
According to WebMD, the most important nutrients for heart healthy foods include Phytoestrogens, Phytosterols, Carotenoids, Polyphenols, Omega-3 fatty acids, B-complex vitamins, vitamins C & E, magnesum, potassium, calcium, and fiber. All of these help lower bad cholesterol, blood pressure, and reduce the risk of blood clots. In addition, the listed antioxidants aid in protecting blood vessels and arteries through their anti-inflammatory properties
Here we have outlined some of the healthy foods you should be eating to keep your heart in tip-top shape. Plus, you’ll be happy to know that all these options are low-cost, no-fuss, and delicious. Something as simple as nutrition can go a long way.
Why: Salmon is not only delicious but it is also chock-full of omega 3-fatty acids. Not a fan of salmon? Tuna may do the trick as well.
How: Salmon can be prepared in a variety of ways, but the healthiest options are grilling or baking the filet. It makes a great protein and healthy fat source for any meal.