How to nourish the heart?
Everybody who has touched TCM is aware of that resting to attain mental tranquility sets the first step in nourishing heart. Nowadays, the problems such as high pressure of life, nerve-racking are common to the all society. Meanwhile, attaining mental tranquility means we shouldn't do harm on mental tranquility, which is nothing more than brain-work and mental pressure. Dietitians indicate that keeping heart healthy links closely to the diet in the daily life.
Potatoes contain much Vitamin C and Sodium(Na), Potassium(K), Ferrum (Fe), etc. And particularly, Potassium(K) goes first for 502 mg Potassium in 100g potato, thus potato is regarded as the fewer vegetables with high Potassium(K). Patients suffering from heart disease especially those contracting cardiac insufficiency are often considered as low Potassium(K), but most notable to fried potato food that poses the thread on heart.
Beans contain essential Amino Acid and unsaturated fatty acid, which are able to promote the metabolism of internal fat and cholesterol, and keep cardiovascular unobstructed.
Compared with the most of meats, the flesh of fish is lower in fat and saturated fatty acids which are capable to increase helpful cholesterol in human body, thus, reduce harmful cholesterol.
Green tea is full of nutrient component, and specifically what I mean is TP(tea polyphenol). Studies show that TP(tea polyphenol) can reduce cholesterol and triglyceride in the blood that have good effect on human body, like preventing arteriosclerosis, reducing blood pressure and blood fat, and preventing and curing thrombus.
Black sesame contains plentiful Vitamin E that has a huge impact on keeping the elasticity of vascular wall. In addition, black sesame is rich in Linolenic Acid that illustrates the different roles such as lowering blood pressure, preventing the form of thrombus.
Carrot and Spinach
Spinach contains abundant Folic Acid. Studies suggest that taking Folic Acid can help to reduce 25% risk of heart disease, while carotene in the carrots can be transferred into Vitamin A that can keep blood vessel unblocked.