Foods for heart-
Abalone protects heart.
Accent flavor enhancer– AVOID! Pure and simple it is MSG! (MSG increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer.
Alcohol-Avoid as it depletes your body of B-Vitamins and magnesium.
Almonds– Magnesium rich helps stop angina. Almonds contains almost 99 mg of magnesium (that’s 24.7% of the daily value for this important mineral), plus 257 mg of potassium
Apples protects heart. Eating apples may help stifle blood clots and plaque in arteries, which lead to heart disease. Example two more apples a day or 1 1/2 c. of 100% apple juice a day slowed changes in bad LDL cholesterol that contributes to artery and clogging plaque. European studies suggest less fatal heart disease and 40% fewer strokes in apple eaters
Applesauce with cinnamon
Apricots protects heart
Artichokes protects heart
Asparagus protects heart
Avocado protects heart. Magnesium rich helps stop angina.
Bananas protects heart
Beans protects heart-work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers.
Beets protects heart
Bilberry protects heart
Blackeye peas protects heart
Blueberries protects heart
Bouillon AVOID! contains MSG (READ ABOUT MSG)
Bran flakes protects heart.
Brazil nuts- Magnesium rich helps stop angina.
Bread (100% whole grain) protects heart.
Brewers Yeast a rich source of chromium (stabilizes blood sugar level and decreases body fat), selenium and the B-complex vitamins in brewer’s yeast which include B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), folate, vitamin B12 and H (biotin). These vitamins help break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, which provide the body with energy. They also support the nervous system, help maintain the muscles used for digestion, and promote the health of skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and liver.
B vitamins are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one and helps with stress.)
Broccoli protects heart
Brown Rice protects heart
Brussel sprouts protects heart
Butter is better than margarine or shortenings. (Use in moderation.) Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods and it has many nutritional benefits. Braums cows don’t get any steroid or anti-biotics so it is better to buy from some place like there for dairy products.
Cabbage protects heart
Caffeine AVOID! dehydrates heart which is 80% water, causing damage. (Drink Decaf)
Cantaloupe protects heart
Carrots protects heart
Cashews protects heart- gnesium rich helps stop angina.
Cauliflower protects heart
Cayenne protects heart (Delivers oxygenated blood to weakening heart)
Celery protects heart
Chard protects heart
Cheese- Reduced Fat (not jar cheese or processed) protects heart
Cherries- protects heart
Chestnuts protects heart
Chili Con Carne protects heart
Chili peppers protects heart
Chocolate protects heart (Try to avoid the High Fructose Corn Sweeteners some companies use.) Sugar, while not good for us, is still a better option than any HFCS.
Cigarettes– Don’t smoke and avoid second hand smoke which increases risk by 30%.
Cinnamon protects heart
Cocoa– dark chocolate.
Coffee protects heart
Coleslaw protects heart (Use real mayonnaise, AVOID salad dressing)
Corn protects heart
Cranberries protects heart
Cucumbers protects heart
Dill Pickles protects heart
Egg Yolks protects heart
Eggs protects heart
Endive protects heart
Fats AVOID especially margarine and vegetable shortening.
Fiber -fresh or dried fruits are high in soluable fiber, the type shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels.
Fish (fatty-salmon, tuna sardines) protects heart. Eat 5 oz. of fish a week to cut risk by 38%. Helps lower blood pressure and prevent clogged arteries. If you aren’t getting enough Omega 3 it results in short term memory loss and reduced mental abilities). See Walnuts as they are high in Omega 3.
Fish Oil protects heart
Flax protects heart
Flour AVOID, which raises risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
Fried Foods– Avoid hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats. They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease.
Fruits-fresh or dried fruits are high in soluable fiber, the type shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels.
Fruit Juice protects heart (be sure you don’t get any with High Fructose Corn Syrup)
Garlic protects heart
Grapes protects heart
Grapefruit protects heart.
Green Peppers protect heart.
Green Tea protects heart (choose Celestial Seasonings decaf, which is higher in antioxidants)
Herring protects heart
High Fructose Corn sweeteners AVOID! cause ischemic heart disease (interferes with the heart’s use of key minerals like magnesium, copper and chromium.)
Kale protects heart.
Ketchup-One serving a day of ketchup can cut risk of cardiovascular disease by 32%. (Make sure it does NOT have high fructose corn sweeteners.)
Kidney Beans protects heart
Kiwi protects heart
Leeks protects heart
Legumes protects heart
Lemons protects heart
Lentils protects heart- work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers.
Lettuce protects heart
Lima Beans protects heart
Limes protects heart
Mackerel protects heart
Mangos protects heart.
Margarine– Avoid hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease. Butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods and has
has many nutritional benefits but margarine has a few only because they are added.
Miso protects heart.
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) AVOID! HEART heart palpitations (fluttering, irregular heartbeats- extreme drop in blood pressure, rapid heartbeat (tachycardia); angina; Cardiac Arrest Symptoms All restaurants are now using it in some form. Bad for hearts and diabetes. See list of aliases MSG is purposely hidden under so you don’t know it is in the product. Weight gain from MSG promoting overeating puts stress on heart.
Mustard Greens protects heart
Nashi Pears protects heart
Navy Beans protects heart
Nuts protects heart
Oats/Oatmeal protects heart
Olive Oil protects heart
Onions protects heart
Orange/Orange Juice protects heart (Check labels to avoid high fructose corn sweeteners)
Parsley protects heart
Parsnips protects heart
Pea Pods protects heart
Peaches protects heart
Peanut Butter protects heart
Peanuts protects heart
Peas protects heart
Peppers protects heart
Pinto Beans protects heart
Pistachios protects heart
Plums protects heart
Pomegranates protects heart
Potatoes protects heart
Prunes protects heart
Puffed Flakes protects heart
Pumpkin protects heart
Purslane protects heart
Raisins protects heart
Raspberries protects heart.
Red Peppers protect heart.
Rice (Brown) protects heart
Sable protects heart
Salmon protects heart
Salt, use sparingly–may contribute to heart disease.
Sauerkraut protects heart
Sausages AVOID! due to MSG
SnapBeans protects heart
Soft drinks (Avoid Caffeine, which can cause dehydration that weakens the heart) Causes Rapid heartbeat.(See other for how bad pop is)
Soy protects heart
Soy milk protects heart.
Soy nuts– 1/2 c. daily to load up on isoflavones, natural compounds that relax artery walls and blood pressure will drop by as much as 10 points.
Soybeans protects heart
Spinach protects heart. Magnesium rich helps stop angina.
Spring onion protects heart
Squash protects heart
Strawberries protects heart
Sugar (AVOID!) Raises risk of diabetes, cancer and heart.
Sweet potatoes protects heart
Swordfish protects heart
Tangerine protects heart
Tofu protects heart-Magnesium rich helps stop angina.
Tomatoes- protects heart.One serving a day of tomatoes can cut risk of cardiovascular disease by 32%.
Tomato juice protects heart (watch the sodium content)
Tuna protects heart
Turkey- magnesium rich helps stop angina.
Turmeric Spice protects heart
Turnip greens protects heart.
Vegetable shortening– Avoid hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats. They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease.
Walnuts protects heart-Walnuts are one of the best omega 3 foods.
Watercress protects heart
White Grapes protects heart
Whole grains protects heart- work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers.
Yellow peppers protect heart.
- CoQ10- antioxident needed for rapid energy production inside heart cells. Need 150 mg daily (minimum) to cut the need for “pain stopping” nitro by as much as 54%. (Oily fish, red and organ meats, soy oil and peanuts)
- L-Carnitine found in meat, poultry, fish and eggs can cut number of flare-ups.)
- Omega 3 fatty acids guard against heart disease.–250-500 mg DHA and 250-500 EPA daily with food.
- 400 mcg of folic acid in a multi vitamin or Vitamin B (complex)
- Cold temperatures in winter and keeping the air conditioning too low in summer can cause heart attacks. Cold temperatures cause blood vessels to tighten, interfering with circulation and straining the heart. (Dress in several layers in winter and in summer don’t keep the AC too cool.)
- Optimism -Having a bright outlook on life slashes your risk of dying of heart disease by 50%
- Deep breathing lowers heart rate.
- Make love more often gets estrogen circulating or drink 2 cups of soy milk a day.
- Walk to reduce risk. Physical exercise can significantly offset the potentially deadly mix of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes
- Guggul an extract made from the gum of an Indian tree, significantly lowered heart-damaging cholesterol, blood pressure and triglyceride levels up to 23% after 3 months use. 25 mg three times a day
Signs of heart trouble in women- unexplained indigestion, heartburn or gas-like pain, nausea, sweating, shortness of breath, sudden weakness or fainting, dizziness, pain between the shoulder blades, a sense of impending doom.