Food - I
Avoid Trans Fats
Trans fats found in deep-fried foods, junk foods, non-vegetarian foods decrease the level of good cholesterol (HDL) and increase the bad cholesterol (LDL). To protect your heart from the damage caused by trans fats it is wise to avoid them.
Apples (especially its skin) are abundant in soluble fibre that can bind and eliminate extra cholesterol from the blood. Have apples with the skin on to gain all the fibre this fruit has!
Peanuts' heart protective function is largely due to heart protective nutrients like monounsaturated fats, folic acid, vitamin E, manganese, resveratrol (an antioxidant) found abundantly in it. Roasted peanuts make a good snack or add it to dal, salads, chivda, dips etc or savor handful of peanuts everyday to gain all its benefits.
An anticoagulant by nature, garlic offers some heart protective benefits by thinning the blood, maintaining blood pressure and by averting hardening of arteries (blood vessels that supply blood to heart). Gulp down 1-2 cloves of freshly crushed raw garlic every morning or add it to your meals.