World Heart Day 2016: Prevent heart disease with these simple home remedies!

Heart disease has become one of the most common reasons of death and around 17.3 million people die each year because of it. 

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2016, 23:55 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Heart disease has become one of the most common reasons of death and around 17.3 million people die each year because of it. It is caused mainly due to unhealthy diet, lack of physical activities and obesity.

But it can be prevented if we make little changes in our lifestyle like healthy eating, exercise, avoiding tobacco use, proper sleep and managing diabetes, blood pressure and stress, regular check ups, etc. Besides these, there are also some natural remedies that help in preventing the cardiovascular diseases. Check them out below.

Cayenne (Red Chilies)

red chillies

 

Cayenne helps in improving the elasticity of the blood vessels and lowers levels of LDL cholesterol as it contains capsaicin. It improves the functioning of the cardiovascular system and also reduces the chances of blood clot formation.

Green Tea

green tea

 

Green tea contains antioxidant epigallo catechin gallate which help improves the cells' health that form the lining of the blood vessels and the heart. It prevents the rise in blood pressure and also helps in decreasing the risk of developing heart disease.

Garlic

garlic

If you want a healthy heart, then start including garlic in your daily diet as it helps to reduce the production of bad LDL cholesterol and raise the production of good HDL cholesterol. It also helps in keeping our blood pressure under control.

Ginger

ginger

Ginger helps in keeping our heart healthy as it prevent blood clot formation and improve blood circulation.

Fenugreek seeds

fenugreek

Though we all know that fenugreek seeds helps cure many ailments including digestive problems, lowering blood sugar and cholesterol, but not many are aware that it is also a very good remedy to prevent heart-related diseases.