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 a 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.
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!