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Strengthen heart muscle naturally with healthy foods and cardio exercises

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:33
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The heart is a muscle, and just like any other muscle in your body it can be strengthened through diet and exercise. Without a healthy lifestyle, your heart can become weak and hence more susceptible to danger and illness, so it’s important to eat the right foods and partake in cardio exercises in order to keep it strong for years to come.

Below you will find the best foods to eat to keep your heart muscle strong along with exercises to perform for heart health improvement.

Foods that help strengthen heart muscle

Generally, sticking to a healthy diet can help strengthen the heart muscle, but what exactly does that mean? Well, for starters, a healthy diet avoids saturated and trans fat, eliminates processed and fast food, and is low in sodium and artificial or added sugars. Alcohol is consumed in moderation or avoided.

A heart-healthy diet includes high-fiber foods, lean proteins, fruits and vegetables, monounsaturated fats (olive oil), foods rich in antioxidants, and whole grains.

Foods to be included in your heart-healthy diet are blueberries, oats, almonds, yogurt, water, grapefruit, eggs, pineapple, cherries, and pumpkin seeds, to name a few.

These foods help provide the body with proper nutrition all the while aiding in reducing other risk factors that can increase the risk of heart problems. This involves better controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, and preventing diabetes as it can lead to heart complications.

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