What are foods good for Heart Problem
Flaxseed -- These are rich in alpha linolenic acid, a precursor of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to lower total and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol and thus reduce the risk of heart disease. One can take upto 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed per day -- sprinkle it on salads, on yoghurt, or mix it with jaggery and make balls. Ground flaxseed gets rancid very quickly, so store it in the refrigerator and freshly grind just before using.
Olive oil -- For your salad preparations. (Olive oil reduces the 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels and thus helps in reducing the risk of heart disease).
Nuts like walnuts and almonds -- These must be included in your diet, but in moderation. They keep your cholesterol levels in check and help raise HDL (hig ...more
Green leafy vegetables
Carrots, Broccoli and Greens (lightly cooked to keep the carotenoids)
Pumpkin, canned or cooked
97% or greater fat free chicken or turkey breast (I look for 99% fat free.)
Low fat tomato sauces and pasta
Onions and Garlic (Chop or crush to release the photonutrients)
Homemade pizza with 99% fat free chicken as meat sauce
Foods with low/no salt for those who have high blood pressure
Peanuts, walnuts, almonds in moderation (be careful not to gain weight)
Olive oil and canola oil substituted for other oils, (the key is to monounsaturated fats vs trans-fatty acids or partially hydrogenated fat)
Salmon and other fish (mackerel, sardines, herring), including the skin and fat (Research suggests this omega 3 fat (EPA fat) has the ability to raise HDLs.
1-5 servings per week recommended)
Defatted soy flour (at least 1/3 of a cup per day recommended)
Fat free mil ...more