Welcome back to your Health and Wellness journey with Dulwich Health! This week, we’re delving into a topic close to every beat of your heart — nutrition and heart health. Your heart works tirelessly, and the fuel you provide matters. Let’s explore how smart nutritional choices can be a game-changer for cardiovascular well-being.
Understanding Heart Health
The heart, a powerful muscle, needs the right nutrients to function optimally. Poor nutrition can contribute to conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and inflammation — all precursors to heart disease. But fear not; a heart-healthy diet can significantly lower these risks.
Key Nutrients for Cardiovascular Health
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Found in fatty fish like salmon, walnuts, and flaxseeds, omega-3s support heart function and reduce inflammation.
What to Include: Aim for at least two servings of fatty fish per week for a dose of heart-loving Omega-3.
Abundant in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, fibre helps control cholesterol levels and maintain a healthy weight.
What to Include: Opt for whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, and oats for fibre and essential nutrients.
Present in colourful fruits and vegetables, antioxidants combat oxidative stress, reducing the risk of heart disease.
What to Include: Colourful Fruits and Vegetables. The more colours, the better. They’re packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Bananas, oranges, and spinach are rich in potassium, essential for blood pressure regulation.
What to Include: Beans and lentils are excellent sources of potassium, protein, fibre, and various heart-protective nutrients.
Found in nuts, seeds, and leafy greens, magnesium supports muscle and nerve function, including the heart.
What to Include: A handful of almonds or chia seeds provides a nutrient-packed, heart-healthy snack.
To complement your heart-healthy diet, consider Dulwich Health’s heart-focused supplements. Our Bio-Fish Oil capsules provide a convenient source of essential fatty acids, while our GoodHeart & LoSterol blends combines heart-supporting supplements and nutrients.