The list, for example, includes green beans and lentils.
“Beans are rich in iron, vitamin B1, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and other useful components,” Pronews.gr quotes specialists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Lentils are an excellent source of fiber, potassium, and phosphorous. However, experts warn that adding too much salt can spoil any dish made from these products. Also, it is not recommended to combine side dishes with fatty meat, fried sausages.
“Excessive salt intake increases the risk of hypertension, and saturated fats increase the level of “bad” cholesterol (LDL). All this increases the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases”, the doctors emphasized.
Grapes, pomegranates, oily fish are also on the list of the most useful products.
Many studies have linked frequent fish consumption (at least twice a week) with lower rates of heart disease and stroke. And it is not necessary to spend money on red fish. No less useful for the heart is the usual Russian mackerel or herring. The main thing is to control the amount of salt in the snack.
Earlier, cardiologist, candidate of medical sciences Anna Korenevich warned about the detrimental effect of beer on the heart, calling it an alcoholic drink that is especially harmful to the cardiovascular system. The fact is that beer foam contains cobalt, the excess of which overloads the heart. In addition, beer saturates the blood with carbon dioxide, which causes varicose veins. The foamy drink, which many people drink without special restrictions, considering it “light and safe”, also causes the destruction of brain cells and hormonal disorders, the doctor emphasized.