Healthcare for every beat of your heart
In Ayurveda the heart is regarded as the seat of Prana, which is the energy required to maintain the delicate balance of Agni (the solar element) and Soma (the lunar element).
In the modern world most of the disorders are related to the heart because of our lifestyle choice. Corrective and preventive measures go a long way in ensuring that we take the correct decisions to ensure optimum heart health.
A Hearty Diet
A nutritionally balanced diet taken regularly shields us against various disorders of the heart and is arguably one of the most critical steps for better heart care.
Whole grains like wheat, barley, oats and brown rice help in reducing low density cholesterol. Green leafy vegetables like spinach reduce high blood pressure and remove blockages from arteries. Chia seeds and flax seeds are a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids and prevent inflammation of the heart. Adding walnuts and berries in our diet provide us with micronutrients and antioxidants essential for a good heart.
Yoga has been around for centuries and more and more people are witnessing its virtue every passing day. Unfortunately we all encounter stress or anxiety in some form or the other, doing Pranayama during that phase can help lower down the level of stress hormones present in the blood and help us get back on track.
Yoga helps in lowering down the level of bad cholesterol and improving our blood sugar level. This can significantly reduce the risk of heart diseases. Obesity is linked to various disorders of the heart. As Yoga involves several active exercises, it helps us in maintaining a healthy body weight.
Herbs & Spices for the Heart
It is known as the holy Basil is the holy grail of cardio-vascular stimulating herbs. Consuming 4-6 leaves daily can lower down cholesterol levels and strengthen weak cardiac muscles.
Though it is yellow in colour; it is regarded as the golden spice because of the benefits it offers. It eliminates the amas i.e. toxins present in the gastro-intestinal tract and the blood which boost cardio-vascular output. Since it is rich in anti-inflammatory properties it eases off cardiac pain.
A pinch of cinnamon is a treat to the heart. It has the ability to lower down the levels of low density cholesterol which is bad for the heart. It can also help in maintaining a healthy cardiac output by regulating the blood pressure.
Ginger & Garlic
This duo of ginger and garlic is at the heart of various cuisines. When it comes to keeping the heart healthy they help a variety of conditions. They help in keeping a check on cholesterol levels, blood pressure, fighting infections and may help reduce some of the risks associated with other cardiac conditions.
Taking good care of our heart is at the core of our well-being. Our heart is responsible for the critical functions of the body; therefore its well being should be of utmost importance to us.
Ayurveda has highlighted various ways through which we can attain optimum health for our heart and consequently optimum health for us. We can nurture and nourish our heart with a good lifestyle which has a healthy balance of exercise, meditation, yoga and good diet.
We at Shreevarma believe that Ayurveda paves for us natural pathways for recreation and rejuvenation. We rely on Ayurvedic practises and remedies to bring in more health, happiness and harmony in our lives. We strongly suggest you to get in touch with us to harness the many benefits of Ayurveda then.