1Ph.D candidate of Persian medicine, School of Persian and Complementary Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
2Assistant Professor of Drug Control, Department of Traditional Persian Pharmacy, School of Persian and Complementary Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
Foods play an important role in preparing the health of body. Foods and nutrients are effective in increasing health, regulating the immune system and prevention of different diseases such as cardiovascular diseases. In the past few years, the prevalence of cardiovascular disease is progressively increasing. For example, about one in five deaths in India are due to cardiovascular diseases. Change in lifestyle and dietary pattern of the societies play an important role in inducing cardiovascular diseases. So, cardiovascular disease prevention is needed. Studies in the West have shown that the risk of cardiovascular disease among people, who consume more vegetables, is lower. New researches suggest that foods rich in omega-3, vitamins, antioxidants and fibers are useful for cardiovascular system health and such nutrition, in addition to disease prevention, reduces the cost and side effects of chemical treatments. In this article, different clinical trials introduce beneficial dietary approaches in preventing cardiovascular diseases are reviewed.