To date one of the most frequent causes of death in Russia and in the world is cardiovascular disease, Dietitian Marina Fedorova said in an interview with SOLENKA.INFO.
They account for over 50% of all deaths on our planet. According to the specialist, this figure can be reduced by adjusting the diet. Nutritionist named the most useful products for heart and blood vessels.
According to the expert, pomegranate has proven to be an excellent prophylactic agent for heart and vascular diseases. Regular consumption of pomegranate improves lipid profile and rheological properties of blood, reduces cholesterol levels.
Apples are no less useful because they contain a lot of fiber, which helps improve the function of the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, apples have pectin. It normalizes cholesterol, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The tomato is famous for containing a lot of magnesium, which is very useful for our heart. Also, tomatoes contain lycopene, a substance that is beneficial to the whole human body. Studies have shown that the lower the level of lycopene in the blood, the higher the risk of heart disease.
Garlic is of great benefit to our cardiovascular system. Garlic contains nitric oxide, which is an endogenous vasodilator, meaning it dilates blood vessels, which leads to normalization of blood pressure.
Persimmon also contains a lot of polyphenols, which have a positive effect on total cholesterol levels, as well as beta-carotene and magnesium.
Nutritionists also advise choosing salmon. It is necessary to consume this product at least twice a week.
It is proved that daily consumption of two glasses of fresh orange juice normalizes blood pressure. The nutritionist reminded that hypertension is one of the factors of cardiovascular diseases.
Oat groats are also very useful for human health. Its regular consumption has a favorable effect on the gastrointestinal tract and cardiovascular system.