Did you know that cardiac arrests are one of the most common causes of deaths all over the world? Even in the Philippines, to rate of people with heart conditions are continually increasing.

But did you know that there is a way to keep yourself away from the risk of having a heart attack? Yes, that’s right! There are certain foods that boost your defense against heart diseases. While it will not eliminate the chance, it will greatly lower it. Are you curious what these foods are? Check them out below!

1. Asparagus

Asparagus contains lots of fiber and minerals on top of Vitamins K, B1, B2, C and E. Eating it regularly helps lower BP or blood pressure hence preventing blood clots. It

Asparagus can help lower blood pressure and prevent blood clots since it contains fiber and minerals, as well as different vitamins such as Vitamins K, B1, B2, C, and E.

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2. Avocado

Did you know that there are good cholesterols? Yes, and avocado has a lot of them which will help lower your risk for heart diseases.

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3. Broccoli

Not many people, especially kids love brocilli. But it’s one vegetable that contains lots of fiber and vitamin K which lowers blood pressure. 

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4. Chia seeds

Just two ounces of Chia seeds are  already full of fiber and alpha linolenic acid. These help maintain the arteries and regulate blood pressure.

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5. Cinnamon

Lots of us love cinnamon on our food and drinks! But did you know that a spoonful of cinnamon actually has health benefits? It lowers your blood pressure. We don’t recommend taking just the plain spoonful though!

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6. Coconut oil

Choosing the right all can become confusing with all the choices available. Just go for coconut oil to be sure. It’s benefits for your heart are great!

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7. Coffee

Lots of us cannot go a day without coffee. As long as you don’t take too much, coffee is actually beneficial to your health, especially for the heart.

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8. Cranberries

Cranberries are rich in anti-oxidants rich which help improve the health of your heart.

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9. Cold-water “Fatty” Fish

Good news for Japanese food lovers! Ffish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, and tuna are actually good for cleaning the arteries.

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10. Flaxseeds

If you’re not familiar with Flaxseeds you better check them out. They’re well known for lowering blood pressure and clearing arteries.

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11. Green Tea

Ah yes, green tea! While most teas have health benefits, the green tea is particularly rich in antioxidants which is good for the heart.

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12. Nuts

Nuts are always good to eat for a snack. Plus, they have health benefits for your heart too!

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13. Olive Oil

Olive oil is quite expensive but totally worth it. It has monosaturated oleic acid which is essential for stabilzing cholesterol levels.

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14. Orange Juice

No, not the ones you see in tetra packs! Fresh orange juice is a great source of vitamin C which is always good for the health.

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15. Whole Grains

Eating whol grains is better than the normal white rice that we’re accusomed to. It may taste different but after getting used to it, you will also be reaping it’s great health benefits!