PREVENTING heart attacks isn’t just about avoiding unhealthy food — you should also eat foods rich in nutrients, fibre, and healthy fats. Here are the top seven foods to help you reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
PASSION FRUIT —
Soluble fibre is a type of fibre found in all plant foods in varying degrees. For a while now we have known that soluble fibre has a cholesterol lowering effect. Having high cholesterol is one of the risk factors for heart disease. Additionally, soluble fibre helps slow down the absorption of carbohydrates and sugars from our food into our blood. Avoiding high blood sugar levels is another way to reduce heart disease risk. Soluble fibre is found in lots of foods including, barley, beans, peas and lentils. We need to eat at least ten grams of soluble fibre every day. Passion fruit is particularly high up on the soluble fibre list. Half a cup of passion fruit contains a whopping six and a half grams.