Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Heart Friendly Snacks That We Are Never Expected

The Heart Friendly Snacks That We Are Never Expected

We have an assumption that heart friendly foods do not have a good taste, for instance, the vegetables. But do you know that popcorn or chocolate are good for heart? Of course, if you eat them in reasonable portion. So what other foods that can be turn into healthy snacks? Have a look.

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Popcorn

What a surprise that the ordinary popcorn we always eat while watching movies is good for heart. Popcorn is considered as whole grain and whole grain able to reduce the risk of heart disease. Popcorn also rich with antioxidant called polyphenol which have been linked to the improvement of heart health.

Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate especially that contains 70% cocoa solids is rich with flavanol and epicatechin. Flavanol affect the consistency of blood so the blood will be thinner. The thinning blood will make easier the work of cardiovascular organs. Flavanol also prevent inflammation by increasing the body’s immunity. While epicatechin will increase nitric oxide levels in blood and as a result the blood pressure keep stable.

Apples

Apple contains flavonoid compound that will prevent LDL (bad cholesterol) creating plaque in heart arteries. Apple also rich with fibers called pectin that will decrease the cholesterol level. That is why regular apple eaters have lower risk of getting chronical and cardiovascular disease than non-apple eaters.

Yoghurt

Yoghurt is linked to improve heart disease related to mouth’s health. The experts believed that the health condition of your mouth have strong connection to heart problem. Yoghurt contains probiotic that will improve the mouth’s health and as a result improve the heart health too.

Almonds

The minerals in almonds, magnesium and potassium, have good contribution to the blood flow. Almond also contains monounsaturated fats that are heart friendly. Thus eating almonds regularly as healthy snacks will decrease the risk of heart disease for 37%. , ,

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