Heart Healthy Soups for AFib Symptoms


Can Soup Improve Nutrient Status of Those with AFib? Why Not?

Heart Healthy Soups for AFib SymptomsWhat type of soups would be helpful for you if you have atrial fibrillation? The answer would be a complete variety of vegetable soups, which would provide you with thousands of heart healthy nutrients and phytochemicals. The greater diversity of foods you have in your diet, the more benefits you can expect.

The basic problem is that we are all deficient in something. Besides this, many foods contain substances that help nourish the body and promote increased health.

Although many medically-oriented professionals are looking for pharmaceutical ways to reverse the affects of AFib, the bottom line is that foods can do it too. However, if you use foods, you’re going to have to change your diet for atrial fibrillation.

Getting Started

It’s relatively easy to begin to incorporate soups with different vegetables into your diet, and far easier than it is to start juicing or even eating salads daily. Soups may be blended and you can easily heat up a cup of soup before two meals of the day.

You could take some to work in a thermos and then eat soup as a first course when you get home from work. This way the soup rejuvenates you before you eat the main course.

Researchers studied cyclists and found that you could have chicken soup before you go work out – and when you do, it will help improve fluid balance, increase your water intake and improve cognitive performance.

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Other studies show that gazpacho soup raises the vitamin C plasma level in the body and that 15 days of eating tomato soup or V8 tomato juice is enough to more than triple the lycopene level in the body. Gazpacho soup was even tested in a study with 3995 people who were at risk of heart attack due to high blood pressure and a half cup of the soup a few times a week lowered their risk of hypertension by up to 27%. What foods should you focus on when making your own soups from scratch?

Try those that are nutrient dense, such as spinach, carrots, kale, tomatoes and broccoli. Don’t be shy about adding meat to them and making a complete meal out of them.

You own your body. You own your will to eat different foods. You make choices about what to eat daily. Try soups once daily for a full 8 to 12 weeks and you may notice and increased feeling of health and well-being.

Next page: a healthy, delicious soup recipe to try.

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Donna SchwontkowskiDonna Schwontkowski

Dr. Donna Schwontkowski is a retired chiropractor with two degrees in nutrition and a Master's in herbology. She is convinced that every illness can be improved significantly through diet and nutritional protocols.

Nov 4, 2014
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