Drink green tea for healthy heart (World Heart Day is on Sep 29)
Most of us begin our day with a cup of tea and an expert suggests replacing the commonly consumed black tea with green tea.
Anil Bansal, chief cardiologist, Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon, shares the benefits of green tea for the heart
- The antioxidants in green tea help to burn fat. The fat accumulation leads to blockage of heart. If we drink green tea at least once a day we can reduce the risk of heart ailments.
- It is also recommended for those who have suffered from heart ailment as green tea can make the heart strong.
- This type of tea increases the good cholesterol and reduces the bad cholestrol in one's body.
In addition to these, do the following to keep the heart pumping strongly:
- Ask your doctor for a cholesterol blood test
- Lose weight if you are overweight
- Quit smoking
- Cut down on carbohydrates
- Add fibre to your diet.
(Posted on 24-09-2013)