Everything that you eat has an effect on your body. Whether good or bad, every food leaves some effects. These effects are shown on your skin, hair, bones, muscles and your heart too. We all know that food that is high in fat increases the cholesterol level in your body that affects your heart.
Increased amount of LDL cholesterol (Low-density Lipoproteins) is harmful for your body. It is one of the major reasons behind atherosclerosis, which is the formation of a hard plaque in your arteries that causes them to get narrow and thus, interrupts the proper flow of the blood. This increases your chances of developing heart diseases and stroke as well. However, you can prevent all these by eating healthy.
Eating heart healthy food can improve your circulation, remove the plaque and make your heart work properly. You can ask your doctor about DASH diet (full form Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) that helps you to improve your circulatory system.
Legumes contain soluble fiber. They are a kind of fruit that is grown in a pod.
Three to Four servings of legumes a week can help you improve your heart health as they remove the excess LDL cholesterol from your system. These include lentils, kidney beans, lima beans, chickpeas and soybeans.