Doctor of Medical Sciences and Cardiologist Elizabeth Klodas shared what products have become an indispensable part of breakfast or dinner for her, so they are always on the table. The doctor noted that among the main risk factors for cardiovascular diseases include a high level of cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess weight and poor (unbalanced) nutrition in general. This means that the development of dangerous diseases associated with the heart and blood vessels partly depends on what we eat, the doctor emphasized in an interview Eatthis.com.
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Based on this, Klodas listed the foods that she considers important for the normal functioning of the human cardiovascular system. At the top of her list are healthy fats.
“Omega-3 fatty acids have an anti-inflammatory effect and help thin the blood, preventing the formation of blood clots,” Klodas said.
She added that fatty fish helps lower blood pressure and helps raise good cholesterol levels while lowering triglyceride levels.
To enrich the body with important antioxidants, the doctor recommends including the following foods in the diet: oranges, tomatoes, and berries. Additionally, dark chocolate and green tea can be healthy desserts and drinks that promote cardiovascular health. It is important to consume fiber, which is found in vegetables, fruits and whole grains.
Klodas also emphasized that to maintain cardiovascular health, it is necessary to be able to manage stress and engage in regular physical activity.