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World Heart Day beckons and it’s a gentle reminder to all of us to take better care of the good ol’ pumper. It goes without saying that your heart is the hardest working muscle in your body. It bears the brunt of all the wear and tear your body goes through over the years. Yes, it’s the real MVP. So you need to do your bit to keep that ticker ticking.
There’s a bunch of ways you can keep your heart healthy by exercising and eating right. But what’s better than guzzling up a smoothie, a cold-pressed juice or even vino for that matter (yes, it’s true), to keep your heart health in check. Here are some heart-friendly juices you can drink to keep your heart healthy.
Blueberries and strawberries are great to keep your heart healthy. The anti-oxidants in berries enrich the muscle and studies have shown that a woman reduced the risk of heart attacks by 32 percent by regular intake of blueberries. Combined in this concoction, you get all good and no bad.
Our very own anaar is known to reduce heart health risks through its consumption. This fruit that is rich in vitamin A, C, E and iron, has shown to fight stress, heart attacks and strokes too. Make this pure juice a part of your healthy heart diet, half a glass should do the trick.
Yes, yes, Popeye was right all along. This dark, leafy vegetable is truly everything it’s advertised to be. Its high content of vitamins, iron, minerals and antioxidants make it the perfect answer to the question of how to keep your heart healthy. If you’re not a fan of palak paneer, easy, drink a heart healthy juice and guzzle in some major nutrients.
While you stay away from gajar ka halwa, don’t stop yourself from eating carrots. Packed with carotenoids, fiber and vitamins, they make for amazing crudités with your favourite dips. If you’re not much of a veggie muncher, include the orange food through a health-packed juice.
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A glass of wine for women and upto 2 for men is known to do wonders for heart health. Yes, you can indulge in that one glass of vino at the end of a hectic day and reap the benefits of all the good cholesterol they carry. But remember, moderation is #major
Go nuts over almonds and walnuts that contain just the right amount of unsaturated fats. Packed full of flavor and protein, they make for a healthy snack and must form a part of a heart healthy diet because they lower cholesterol levels. If you don’t enjoy nuts whole, you can make them a part of your diet with this heart healthy juice, which has cinnamon in it, which is great for reducing heart risks.
Eat your heart out, literally, with these foods that promote a healthy ticker. This World Heart Day, you must ensure you take the utmost care of this true team player.