Top 3 Foods that you should indulge in this Valentine’s Day to ensure a healthy heart

By Nutritionist Neha | February 11, 2018

A healthy heart is definitely the basis of a healthy body and a sound mind and we are sure that this is something that most of you believe too! The power of food is still unknown to us, but there are a lot of food products that we have come across, that have proven to be absolutely amazing for our health!

Having the right kind of food and a brilliantly balanced diet can easily lessen our visits to the doctor. So in that sense and seeing that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, we have here our list of the top 3 foods that you should indulge in this Valentine’s Day to ensure a healthy heart because what better occasion to talk about the heart than the day of love!!

Dark Chocolate: 

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Let us start with something sinfully amazing now, shall we? Dark Chocolate? Yes, please! Do we really need another reason to love this gorgeousness more? Well, we might not need it, but here is another one all the same! Dark chocolate is brilliant when it comes to helping your heart, and by dark chocolate here we basically mean 60-70% dark chocolate!

Dark Chocolate helps to a great extent in reducing the occurrence of non-fatal strokes and heart attacks, especially in those people who are more susceptible to these problems. Apart from this, thanks to the flavonoids called polyphenols that are present in it, dark chocolate is also beneficial for people who suffer from blood pressure and inflammation. See, more reasons to love this amazing product even more! Yay!

Blueberries:

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We might have written only blueberries’ name here, but we also mean to tell you that all those berries available out there, like strawberries and blackberries, are equally good for your heart health! Blueberries have been proven to be very useful in preventing and lowering the risk of heart attacks, quite effectively.

This can be credited to another flavonoid, known as anthocyanin that is present in all the berries. Anthocyanin is an antioxidant compound that favours the decrease in blood pressure and assists the dilation of the blood vessels. So do not forget to add this amazing fruit to your list of healthy food products!

Salmon:

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Hands down, Salmon and the other fatty fish like mackerels and sardines, have to be one of the best if not THE best healthy heart foods available out there! Abundant in omega-3 fatty acids, something that has been proven to prevent a number of heart conditions, we cannot think of a better heart-healthy food for all you non-vegetarians out there to help protect your heart with!

Did you know that omega-3 fatty acids are exceptionally good when it comes to preventing and lowering the risk of plaque build-up in the arteries (known as atherosclerosis) and irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)? Well, now you do! So what are you going to do about that?

Do try adding these ingredients and food products in your daily diet to ensure you have a healthy heart and are able to prevent any heart conditions that you might be susceptible to! Remember, food can act as a brilliant preventive for any kind of disease!

Author: Nutritionist Neha

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