10. Soya Products
Soy products such as including soy milk and tofu provide protein without any unhealthy fats and cholesterol. They also contain polyunsaturated which is good for the heart.
This might sound a surprising choice of food for heart wellness but potatoes can be good for your heart as long as they are not deep fried. The high level of potassium in potato is actually beneficial to the heart as it can lower blood pressure.
12. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil is highly recommended for people at high risk of heart diseases as it is a good source of monounsaturated fats. The oil can control the level of cholesterol and blood sugar.
13. Red wine
Red wine is great for the heart as it contains to the resveratrol, known for its antioxidant properties.
14. Green tea
Green tea lowers hypertension due to the presence of the flavonoids and catechin. It also helps reduce blood sugar.
This wonderfully healthy green vegetable is high in fiber and low in cholesterol. Additionally, it is rich in antioxidants.
Bonus: A special drink for healthy blood vessels
- Ginger juice – 250 ml
- Garlic puree – 250 ml
- Lemon juice – 250 ml
- Apple cider vinegar – 250 ml
- Honey – 5 tbsp
Mix all the ingredients except for the honey, and cook on medium heat for 30 minutes. Stir continuously. Take it off the heat, and cool it completely. Add honey, mix, and pour the mixture into a clean bottle. You can store this drink in the fridge for 1 to 2 months.
Take 1 tbsp of this drink every morning on an empty stomach.