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July 31, 2018
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Healthy foods for the heart
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A balanced diet has very positive effects on our health. In addition to eating a balanced diet it is important to know the benefits of each group of foods. Today from gastronomia.com we leave you a list of allied foods of cardiovascular health. Some foods with many beneficial properties for the heart.
 
Nuts. It is a 'stellar' food to prevent and take care of cardiovascular problems thanks to its high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids.
 
Vegetables. Different studies confirm that their proteins of excellent quality and low fat favors healthy levels of cholesterol in the blood.




 
Olive oil. It helps protect cardiovascular health thanks to its composition in fatty acids and its antioxidants.
 
Broccoli. Folic acid, zinc, iron, calcium, vitamin K, antioxidants, it helps to reduce the risk of vascular accidents.
 
Dark chocolate. It helps restore the flexibility of the arteries and prevents leukocytes from sticking to the walls of blood vessels.
 
Strawberries and other red fruits. They contain flavonoids, which help to dilate arteries, protect blood vessels and balance blood pressure.
 
Turmeric. The powerful antioxidant present in this condiment, reduces the probability of suffering heart failure and hypertension due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
 
Green Tea. One or two cups a day help prevent cardiovascular diseases, as they help to lower high levels of blood fat.
 
Salmon. It helps reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels and increases blood flow, because it improves the elasticity of the arterial walls.
 
Red wine. Ethanol and polyphenols have beneficial effects on the inflammatory molecules that cause atherosclerosis.

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