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World Heart Day 2018: Teach your child to develop a healthy relationship with food. (Source: Dreamstime)

World Heart Day 2018: These five foods can lower the risk of heart diseases.

If we are being honest with ourselves, most people pick healthy eating habits much later in life, when most are likely on the way to develop few lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases and hypertension. It is at this stage that we try to get back to our original eating habits of having fruits and vegetables in the hope to shed those extra kilos and jump on the clean eating wagon. Some latest studies in diet shows that what foods we consumed as children affect our heart 20 years later. This brings the focus on children’s diet and a keen emphasis should be on how to lower the risk of heart diseases in children this World Heart Day. So here are the 5 foods you should include:

Leafy Green Vegetables

Teaching your children about healthy eating and how it is important helps in developing a good relationship with food. Today, children love junk food and are instantly inclined towards fat, sugar and salts in fast food like a magnet. It is important to include leafy vegetables in their diet as studies have found a link between increasing your intake of leafy green vegetables and a lower risk of heart disease. Leafy green vegetables like spinach, kale and collard greens are well-known for their wealth of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They’re also high in dietary nitrates, which have been shown to reduce blood pressure,…

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