Natural Cure for Heart

by Sam Malone

A heart displays perfect irony of being delicate and fragile at the same time being tough. Its main function is to supply oxygenated blood to all the parts of body and send the deoxygenated blood to the lungs for further purification. Anything comes in the way of this function of heart can cause multiple complications. Any condition which interferes with the normal functioning of the heart or is responsible for causing any deterioration of the heart arteries and veins then it comes under heart diseases. Coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, angina pectoris, ischemic heart disease and cardiomyopathy are some of the common heart diseases. Although there are some factors like heredity and genes which can not be controlled, others like obesity, high fat diet, diabetes, depression, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and lack of physical activity can definitely be taken care of. Any kind of heart damage or heart disease is a serious medical condition which requires medical attention, however many heart natural cures can be used in conjugation with medical heart treatment.

Garlic - Garlic has a protective effect against heart disease, offers multiple benefits and is considered one of the best heart home remedies. Crush few garlic cloves coarsely to separate the essential oils (allicin - the active component in garlic gets activated when it gets oxidized) and have it on an empty stomach daily. This remedy will not only reduce the incidence of chest pain but also help to decrease the LDL cholesterol and act as a mild anticoagulant.

Broccoli - Broccoli is loaded with heart protecting nutrients like vitamin E, calcium and B-complex vitamins. Having just a cup of broccoli will give you a variety of nutrients which will have protective effect for heart. Omega-3 fatty acids - These good fats present in fish, walnuts, and flaxseeds help to maintain a healthy blood cholesterol level, control high blood pressure and a protective effect against all the heart diseases.

Diet - It is very important to eat a heart friendly diet if you have any heart disease to avoid its progression. Diet low in saturated and trans fatty acids with moderate amounts of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats is preferable. Processed foods, bakery foods, refined foods, canned foods and fatty foods should be avoided as far as possible. Emphasis should be laid on lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole wheat grains, cereals and its products. For good quality proteins include fish, de skinned chicken, skimmed dairy products, sprouts and pulses. Avoid red meat, egg yolk and shelled fish altogether due to its high total fat and cholesterol content. Lose weight if you are above your ideal body weight. Strictly avoid smoking and stress, be it physical or emotional.

Exercise - If you are diagnosed for having any heart problems then along with your medical prescription take an exercise prescription from your specialist. Be active, it has multiple benefits besides having a protective effect for heart disease, it will help manage your blood cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels which are critical for heart.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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