The presence of comorbidities is highly associated with the severity of the Novel Coronavirus or Covid 19. Hence, It has become of utmost importance, especially for people who have a history of cardiovascular diseases, to take care of their heart health along with their immunity. The following foods equip the body with the much-required ammunition in the form of vitamins & minerals, to take this virus head-on and protect their heart & lungs while doing so.
These foods have been scientifically proven to reduce one’s blood pressure as well as promote lung health.
Beetroots, are exceptionally nutritious, containing compounds that promote healthy blood pressure levels while optimizing better lung function. They are rich in magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, and carotenoid antioxidants - all of which are essential to lung health and a happy heart.
Flaxseeds, are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in the lungs. When consumed in their whole seed form for 12 weeks and longer, studies have suggested that eating flaxseeds may help lower blood pressure levels too.
Tomatoes are the richest source of lycopene, which is linked to lung health. They also restore lung damage caused by smoking and breathing polluted air. On the other hand, they are rich in potassium which helps to improve one’s blood pressure and may also help reduce your risk of heart disease.
Pro Tip - Make a delicious soup of Beets and Tomatoes, and top it off with Roasted Flaxseeds. This humble bowl of deliciousness is a great way to get all the nutrition for your heart & lungs in one go!