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What are foods good for Heart Problem

Asked by SWATI, 15 Jan '09 01:41 pm
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Oily fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel etc -- Have these at least twice a week. (omega-3 fatty acids protect your heart as they contain certain anti-inflammatory substances which help in preventing inflammation of the arteries).
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
Answered by rajeev pal, 15 Jan '09 01:42 pm

 
  
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Some foods to consider eating more often

Sweet potatoes

Green leafy vegetables

Carrots, Broccoli and Greens (lightly cooked to keep the carotenoids)

Pumpkin, canned or cooked

Squash

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
Answered by Mallikarjun Patil, 15 Jan '09 01:45 pm

 
  
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Foods which have low fats
Answered by kish, 15 Jan '09 01:42 pm

 
  
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Based on doctor suggession.....
Answered by Prasad, 15 Jan '09 01:42 pm

 
  
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Colestrol free foods..
Answered by nainar mohamed, 15 Jan '09 01:42 pm

 
  
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Less of cooking oil, high in protein, no fats.
Answered by shekhar matta, 15 Jan '09 01:42 pm

 
  
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Love making
Answered by kamal mehra, 15 Jan '09 01:41 pm

 
  
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Saada bhojan ucchh vichaar onlyy....
Answered by Samar SinghChauhan, 15 Jan '09 01:41 pm

 
  
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Boiled
Answered by Anil K, 15 Jan '09 01:41 pm

 
  
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Rajeev Pals answer to this question is a verbatim copy of the article appearing in 15 Jan rediff main page on the subject.
Answered by Junglee, 16 Jan '09 02:21 pm

 
  
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