12 important nutrients to keep your heart healthy

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It is recorded that the human heart beats around 2.5billion times in an average lifetime ,about 100,000 times a day and around 70 times every minute. It circulates about 7 litres every day, bringing a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients to our tissues and removing waste and carbon dioxide. It works like a motorised water pump. In this case it is automatic until the heart fails. So you see it is very important to our survival.

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12 important nutrients to keep your heart healthy

  1. 1. 12 Important Nutrients To Keep Your Heart HealthyIt is recorded that the human heart beats around 2.5billion times in anaverage lifetime ,about 100,000 times a day and around 70 times everyminute. It circulates about 7 litres every day, bringing a constant supply ofoxygen and nutrients to our tissues and removing waste and carbondioxide. It works like a motorised water pump. In this case it is automaticuntil the heart fails. So you see it is very important to our survival.As it is also vulnerable to heart diseases and attack it must be kepthealthy at all costs .Eating healthy and watching our diet is the key. Thereare 12 nutrients that are crucial to reducing the risk of getting a coronaryheart disease. 1. Omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oils decrease dangerous blood fats also known as triglycerides by an average of 27% and lower cholesterol by 12 %. 2. Vitamin A, C and E. They prevent deposits, including fats, sticking to artery walls. Sources of A are fish oil, egg yolk, liver. C is rich in citrus fruits, kiwis, strawberries, red peppers, and peas. E is richest in avocados, almonds, tuna, and muesli. 3. Selenium. It is found in lentils, wholemeal bread, sardines and Brazil nuts. 4. Allicin. Abundantly found in garlic and to a lesser degree in onions and leeks. May prevent blood clots from forming in coronary arteries. 5. Folic acid. It helps to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease associated with high blood levels of homocysteine. It is found mainly in green leafy vegetables, mushrooms, nuts, fruits and root vegetables. 6. Co –enzyme Q10. This is an anti-oxidant and is also a vital Energy-releasing component and cardiac muscle strengthener. Can be found in lean meat.
  2. 2. 7. Flavanoids. It inhibits the action of platelets which are the blood cells that join to form blood clots. Found in fruit and vegetables especially in apples and onions.8. Monosaturated fatty acids. Lowers harmful LDL and maintain beneficial HDL cholesterols. Sources are rapeseed, walnut, groundnut oils, and avocados. Olive oil is another source.9. Vitamin B6. This is essential for reducing levels of the damaging amino acid homocysteine. Can be found in fish, pulses, nuts, chicken and potatoes.10. Phytoestrogens. They reduce excess cholesterol and are rich in essential vitamins and minerals. They are found in soya, watermelon, onions, garlic, broccoli and even in tea.11. Lycopene. This is well-known for reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. It is fat-soluble easily absorbed when eaten with oil. Can be found in raw tomatoes and in any tomato product.12. Beta-carotene. This is another carotenoid, which makes fruit brightly coloured. It helps to prevent the build –up of toxins in the arteries as well as having many other health-giving properties. It is found in spinach, cabbage, broccoli, peas, carrots and sweet potatoes.Having a healthy heart and a healthy lifestyle are the keys to ourHappiness.To discover how to manage your weight and diet please visithttp://thedietsolutionreview-engsay.blogpsot.com/

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