Saturday Fare

Heart Health!

Peanuts
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.

Garlic
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.

Walnuts
This brain resembling nut is a rich source of heart protective nutrients like Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids that help lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and boost up HDL (good cholesterol) levels. A walnut a day keeps heart attacks away!