The heart is the most important organ of the body which pumps blood to all the other organs in order to keep them functioning. The heart has to work tirelessly for every living second of our life. It is no wonder then, that the heart is the organ that undergoes the highest degree of wear and tear in the human body. In Ayurveda, all heart diseases are collectively known as Hridaya Roga.
Diet for heart care
1. Grains: Intake of low-fat breads made of whole grains and cereals high in Vitamin B and fiber will reduce cholesterol levels in the body.
2. Fruits and vegetables: Increased servings of fruits and vegetables in diet that is low in calories, sodium, cholesterol and fat will increase the levels of good cholesterol or HDL.
3. Protein food: Eat healthy protein like lean meat, seafood, lentils, nuts, eggs that are rich sources of protein.
4. Omega 3 fatty acids: Increase intake of salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardine, walnuts, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds and green leaves in diet that are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which reduce lipid levels in blood, blood pressure and blood viscosity.
5. GLA: Gamma Linoleic Acid or GLA is found in spirulina and primrose oil which is essential for healthy arteries. It also controls pressure levels.
6. Honey: It can stop fat from being accumulated in the cardiovascular system.
The heart is a major part of your body organs and functions to keep you alive and healthy. It is a noted fact that not only emotions affect your heart as other factors such as your food, your lifestyle, exercises, and pressure all play a pertinent role in heart health. The American Heart Association provides a great deal very good information about heart care. The Cleveland Clinic and other medical centers provide knowledge and steps you can take to ensure you have a healthy heart.
Exercising is a very import element of healthy heart care. We appreciate that not everyone can go to the gym or has the room in their home for gym equipment. We have some suggestions that will help with your heart health care.
1. Sit in a comfortable chair and make sure you loosen your clothing for comfort.
2. Start with your feet and ankles; rotate them only to the point where you feel the strain.
3. Next gently work up to your legs raising them up and holding them for about five minutes.
4. Work your hands and arms by raising them one side and then the other.
5. Move your head up and down then back and forth in gentle motions.
Home Remedies for Heart Care
1. A glass of lemon juice must be drunk daily. Lemon juice contains vitamin C, which helps to dissolve the cholesterol. Amalaki can also be used for this purpose.
2. Have a cup of parsley tea daily. Parsley must be also included in the salad along with beet roots. This helps the proper functioning of the heart.