Cardiologist Shehyan: the healthiest porridge for heart patients is oatmeal cooked in a special way

Cardiologist Hrant Shekhyan spoke about the benefits of porridge. According to him, they are vital for the body, as they help eliminate unnecessary additional stress on the blood vessels and heart. 

“And this is precisely what is very important for heart patients,” the specialist noted.

The healthiest porridge for people with cardiac problems is oatmeal. It is easily digested, has a balanced composition, and stimulates bowel function.

Buckwheat and millet porridge are no less healthy. Buckwheat, among other things, is a source of iron.

However, if you add fatty fried meat or a large piece of butter to the healthiest porridge, its benefits will become questionable, the doctor warned.

“Less fried and fatty foods, more steamed foods — this is the main recommendation for proper healthy nutrition for cardiac diseases,” Shekhyan emphasized.

The smaller the amount of butter core, the faster the blood vessels heal. The less salt, the less fluid is retained, and the lower the risk of developing hypertension.

The doctor urged not to add salt to food, because foods already contain a sufficient amount of sodium and chlorine. At first, this is unusual, but over time, eating habits change.

Sesame seeds, herbs, a little vegetable oil – and such porridge can become the main dish.

Which porridges are traditionally considered especially healthy:< br>
1. Oatmeal. It is rich in soluble and insoluble fibers, which help maintain a healthy digestive system. Contains protein, iron and magnesium.

2. Buckwheat. It is an excellent source of vegetable protein, fiber, iron and magnesium. Contains antioxidants.

3. Quinoa. The seeds contain all the necessary amino acids, making this porridge a complete source of protein. It is also rich in fiber, iron, magnesium and phosphorus.

4. Millet. Millet contains a lot of fiber, protein, iron and magnesium. Is a good source of antioxidants and healthy fatty acids.

5. Barley. Barley is rich in fiber, protein, iron and magnesium. Contains beta-glucan, which may help lower blood cholesterol.

6. Sprouted buckwheat. Sprouting increases the content of enzymes, vitamins and amino acids. Rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.