Heart-Healthy Foods Can Improve Cardiovascular Health
Posted: Nov 10, 2017
Regular cardiovascular exercise is critical for keeping our heart healthy. Meanwhile, a heart-healthy diet also provides variety of nutrients, while lowering blood pressure and keep cholesterol level in line, which may improve your cardiovascular health. Along with other healthy lifestyle choices, having a heart-healthy diet may reduce the chances of heart stroke by 80%. By adopting better eating habits, you can prevent or manage heart disease, and take greater control over the quality of your life.
While some superfoods are beneficial for your cardiovascular system, your overall approach for a healthy heart should be to eat simple whole and real foods. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants and electrolytes that help the cardiovascular system to function properly. In order to reducing trans-fats, a heart-healthy diet should emphasize on great, premium, organic, raw and whole foods. They should be certified organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, cold-processed foods which have low Glycemic Index. So are you ready to start your heart-healthy diet? Below are given the ways you can eat delicious heart-healthy foods all day long.
HEART HEALTHY BREAKFAST
Start your day off by getting a head start on fruits and vegetables. Add organic raw cacao sweet nibs to your gluten-free oatmeal. Truly raw organic cold-processed cacao sweet nibs are the perfect source of energy and are loaded with antioxidants and minerals. They can also be sprinkled over fruit salad. Instead of morning coffee, tea, and juice, you can scoop two or three spoonful of our organic raw drinking chocolate into a mug, add warm water and enjoy. This functional energy food is sure to boost your nutritional content.
HEART HEALTHY LUNCH
Never skip this meal to keep your concentration level and energy high in the noon time. Take out time to prepare protein-rich diet to keep yourself healthy and active all throughout the remaining day. From salmon, lettuce wraps to veggie stuffed avocados, heart-healthy lunches can be scrumptious. If you are craving for something sweet, you can try vegan raw chocolate pudding. Get the recipe here (hyperlink?). If you don't have much time to prepare lunch in the morning, then you can simply take Maca Fruit Salad to your office. It is a simple recipe and has organic raw maca powder, apple, banana, pineapple, strawberries, and raw almond milk. Though you can easily meet daily proteins by eating an array of plant-based, gluten-free and organic foods, but do also include beans, lentils, and soya products in your meals. Try to avoid hefty portion of cheese to fill the protein gap.
HEART HEALTHY EVENING SNACKS
Although snacking can get a bad rap, yet it is also a great way to include heart-healthy superfoods in your diet. Keep a bag of low sodium almonds in your desk at work. When your schedule is busy and you are craving for something sweet, treat yourself with our Organic Cold-Processed Chocolates. Magnesium and Theobromine in dark chocolate promote cardiovascular health while Iron promotes blood, muscle and brain function. A nutrition packed smoothie topped with some organic raw cashew-cacao clusters is another convenient option for a perfect tea time.
Tip: Instead of sugar, you can add our Organic Coconut Palm Nectar or Organic Coconut Sugar to give your delicacies a sweet touch. Our healthy Organic Raw Cacao Powder can be added to your sweet dishes, smoothies and salad dressings. It can also be a healthy replacement for your morning coffee too.
Switching to foods for healthy heart might seem to be a daunting task, however, it will reap great results and your body will always be thankful to you. If your overall diet is healthy, these indulgences will help you lead a healthy and active life. Have fun with the experience of switching to this healthy and unique way of eating!