The Natural Guardians That Protect Your Heart

A heart monitor.
Q10 is the main source of energy for the heart. (Image: 163709 via Pixabay)

Heart disease can seriously endanger human health. Patients with heart disease should pay special attention to their diets. Dietary therapy is an important way to relieve the suffering of patients with heart disease. The following foods can maintain the elasticity of blood vessels, protect the heart, and prevent heart disease.

Chocolate guards against heart disease

Chocolate is a natural guardian against heart diseases. It is rich in multi-source phenol complexes, which can prevent the oxidation or accumulation of fatty substances in human arteries. According to related studies, cocoa in chocolate has a direct impact on heart health, especially dark chocolate because it contains more cocoa, which is very beneficial to the body.

A bar of chocolate.
Daily chocolate consummation reduces the risk of heart disease. (Image: via Pixabay)


Corn oil contains unsaturated fatty acids and up to 60 percent of linoleic acid, which is a good cholesterol absorber; corn in Chinese medicine has a diuretic effect and helps stabilize blood pressure.


Almonds, peanuts, and other nuts are rich in amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids that are good for the heart. Nuts can reduce the risk of heart disease.

Coix seeds

Coix seeds, which contain a water-soluble fiber, can accelerate the liver to eliminate cholesterol and protect heart health.

Black sesame seeds

Black sesame seeds contain unsaturated fatty acids and lecithin, which help maintain the elasticity of blood vessels and prevent arteriosclerosis.

Cracked and whole walnuts.
Almonds, peanuts, and other nuts are rich in amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids that are good for the heart. (Image via Pixabay)


Soybeans contain a variety of amino acids that are essential to your body and most of them are unsaturated fatty acids, which can promote the metabolism of body fat and cholesterol.


Potatoes contain vitamin C and sodium, potassium, iron, etc., being especially abundant in potassium. Eating potatoes frequently not only supplements potassium requirements, but also adds starch, protein, minerals, and vitamins.

Bee products

This includes honey, bee pollen, and royal jelly. Bee products have a high glucose content that is easily absorbed by the human body. They can nourish the myocardium and improve the metabolic function of the myocardium, relax the cardiovascular system, and improve the blood circulation of the coronary blood vessels. Honey can ensure normal blood flow so that it has certain effects on heart failure and heart disease.

Translated by Jean Chen and edited by Helen

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