We all have heard our parents telling us “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. This is not just a saying but fruits actually have the power to keep you away from many diseases.
There are a lot of fruits that contain soluble fiber that helps clean your arteries.
Apples, pears, bananas, prunes and oranges have LDL cholesterol-lowering properties and you can add four to five servings of any of these to get the benefit from them. These fruits also contain potassium in them that reduces the effects of dietary sodium on blood pressure.
Vegetables contain plant sterol in them that functions in the same way as soluble fiber does, to remove any harmful LDL cholesterol from your body. You should eat three to five servings of deeply colored vegetables every day for a good heart health.
Sweet potatoes, broccoli and carrots are very good for your heart. Besides that, vegetables also contain potassium that fights salt’s ability to raise the blood pressure.
Also, dark, leafy green vegetables also contain magnesium that aids in regulating the blood pressure. Spinach and Kale are a good source of magnesium.