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Key 4 Food Items to Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Posted on: 27 Oct 2022

By: Dr Vinoth Kumar

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Heart disease is the top reason for the maximum number of deaths in the United States. Although many people are aware of the hazardous effects of consuming unhealthy food, they still practice exists. You can take many significant steps to keep your heart strong and healthy- you must know the basics, such as eating a balanced diet, frequently exercising, quitting smoking, and often getting check-ups (and others).  

Dr. Vinoth Kumar cardiologist, shares valuable tips on what food to have, heart-related news, and more on their website via blog to keep patients updated.   

Heart failure is a dangerous disease to own. Many people are scared to even think of having heart disease. There is a broad stigma attached as well as certain misconceptions. Almost six million people existing have heart disease, according to a statistic by 

Through this blog, Dr. Vinoth, a cardiologist doctor in Nallagandla, will share a thorough list of food one should consume for a healthy heart.


Berries are full of antioxidant polyphenols.   

What are antioxidant polyphenols?  

Polyphenols are generally involved in defense against ultraviolet radiation by pathogens. Polyphenols may contribute to bitterness, color, flavor, odor, and oxidative stability in food.

And these antioxidant polyphenols help to reduce the risk of getting heart disease. Berries are rich in folate, fiber, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron, and the icing on the cake is low in fat.

One needs to include food elements in their diet to decrease the risk of heart disease. Berries are also rich in antioxidants such as anthocyanins, which protect you from oxidative stress and inflammation that can contribute to the development of heart disease. Stress is also one of the prime sources behind the increasing number of heart patients.

Berries such as strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries are essential nutrients that play a significant role in heart health. A cardiologist in Nallagandla, Dr. Vinoth, suggests consuming berries once a month at the least.   

Studies have shown that eating berries can reduce the risk of heart disease to maximum capacity. For instance, according to, a survey of 33 adults with obesity who consumed strawberries for four weeks improved insulin resistance and LDL (bad cholesterol) levels.


They may be costly, but they help you in the long term and help with heart disease reduction rates worldwide. People love to eat avocados not only because of their health benefits but also because of their high popularity. Avocados have proven to be an excellent source of monosaturated fats linked to decreased cholesterol levels.

From another angle, A study was done on obese adults, and people who consumed avocado saw a reduction in LDL levels. Another quality that makes avocados a premium choice is their rich potassium. In fact, with the consumption of one single avocado- you can get about 975 milligrams of potassium.

Dairy and Dairy Alternative   

Dairy is a big part of our lives; we consume it with our tea, cereals, oats, curd, paneer, etc. Researchers are keen on looking for evidence that proves dairy is a healthy choice to eliminate the talks of being harmful. According to the American Heart Association, people should choose low-fat or fat-free dairy products.

 We have listed some of the best dairy alternatives that you can opt for;

  • Low-sodium cottage cheese
  • Plain low-fat or fat-free milk
  • Flavorful cheese such as Cheddar and blue cheese
  • Low-sodium cottage cheese  

Fish Oil

There are many fatty fishes to choose from salmon, sardines, tuna, and mackerel- all these are loaded with the goodness of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids have been studied extensively over the past few years for their incredible impact on heart health. Many people consume it worldwide for the health benefits they are packed with, and for many, they have proven to be highly beneficial.

To Conclude

Dr. Vinoth Kumar, cardiologist suggests adding other food items like walnuts, beans, green leafy vegetables, dark chocolate, almonds, olive oil, and garlic (& others) to your diet. The bottom line is that you must eat healthy, exercise, and take tests once a year to the least to detect any earlier signs of heart disease.