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Shape (Singapore) - - Strengthen Your Heart -

SALMON

Not all fat is bad for your heart. Omega-3 fatty acids, like those found in salmon and other oily fish like tuna, mack­erel and sar­dines, pro­mote a stronger and health­ier ticker by pre­vent­ing blood clots. Healthy fat coun­ters the ef­fects of un­healthy fat com­pounds lurk­ing in your veins.

ORANGES

Citrus fruits like oranges are packed with an­tiox­i­dants that fight ox­ida­tive stress, elim­i­nat­ing harm­ful free rad­i­cals from your sys­tem. Be­sides oranges, berries are also full of an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties that lower your risk of heart dis­ease.

SPINACH

Thank­fully, spinach makes a reg­u­lar ap­pear­ance in Sin­ga­pore’s food, so go ahead and ask for ex­tra serv­ings as veg­eta­bles like spinach and broc­coli are brim­ming with potas­sium. Potas­sium helps to main­tain a healthy cir­cu­la­tory sys­tem, while the high iron con­tent in spinach keeps your blood cells healthy.

AL­MONDS

There’s a rea­son why al­monds and wal­nuts are of­ten clas­si­fied as healthy snacks. They are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids that boost heart health by coun­ter­ing the neg­a­tive ef­fects of un­healthy fat in your blood­stream.

OAT­MEAL

Re­place re­fined carbs with whole grains like rolled oats, brown rice and quinoa. Whole grains are rich in fi­bre, which con­trib­utes to a health­ier heart. Fi­bre clears ar­ter­ies by low­er­ing the bad choles­terol level in your blood­stream.

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