Super Food for Healthy Heart and Brain

By Medical Expert Team

Jun 30 , 2014 | 1 min read

HEART DISEASE Nuts- High in omega-3 fatty acid and Vitamin E reduces LDL or bad cholesterol. Almonds and walnuts can be used daily to get the benefit. Garlic- Its active ingredient ALLICIN reduces blood lipids as well as plaque formation. Flaxseeds - High in omega-3 fatty acid and Vitamin E reduces LDL or bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol HDL, it's a vegetarian alternative to get omega-3 fatty acid in the diet.

Oats- Because of the high content of soluble fiber it helps prevent plaque formation and reduces cholesterol. Alzheimer's disease A brain-healthy diet high on antioxidants, low in fat is recommended for Alzheimer's. Fruits with Antioxidants - Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, plums, prunes, cherries, raisins. Vegetables with Antioxidants - beets, broccoli, spinach, bell pepper, corn, kale, sprouts Super spice- Turmeric - Curcumin (active anti-inflammatory ingredient in turmeric) has been shown to be effective against Alzheimer's. Because Alzheimer's is caused partly by amyloid-induced inflammation, turmeric use is very effective.

Turmeric also prevents the oxidation of cholesterol so is also beneficial for the heart. A cup of milk with turmeric or pure turmeric powder (not curry powder) for use in cooking is good for both Alzheimer's and heart.

Coconut oil- Nature's richest source of MCT(medium chain triglycerides) provides an alternate source of energy for the brain in form of ketones. Checkout the 25 foods to lower triglycerides. Research indicates use of coconut oil can prevent, may reverse the effect of Alzheimer's disease.

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