Give your heart some love with these foods

How important is your heart health?

Our heart is one of the most vital organs keeping us alive. Heart disease is common among both men and women in the US. In fact, according to the CDC, heart disease is the number one cause of death. However, there are steps people can take early on to prevent heart disease and develop a healthier heart.

Lifestyle choices play a big role in helping reduce — and even avoid — heart-related problems.

One of the simplest lifestyle changes you can do for a healthier heart involves changing what you eat.  A healthier diet, along with regular exercise, will pay off for the rest of your life and have you feeling great!


Here is a list of foods that are great for your heart’s health:

Beans, nuts, and seeds

  • Beans a great source of protein and fiber. They also help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attacks.
  • Nuts, such as walnuts and almonds, have unsaturated fats, fiber and helps lower levels of LDL cholesterol.

Salmon, Tuna and other oily fish

  • Fish, especially salmon and tuna, are rich in omega-3s, which may help decrease triglycerides and reduce blood clotting.

Olive Oil

  • Extra virgin olive oil is rich in antioxidants and a great source of monounsaturated fatty acid which has been shown to reduce one’s risk for heart disease.

Sweet Potatoes

  • Are a great source of vitamin A and lycopene which is believed to play a role in preventing heart disease.

Oranges

  • May boost your immune system and contains potassium, which helps lower blood pressure.

Swiss Chard

  • This dark, leafy green is an excellent source of potassium, calcium, and magnesium–all of which are minerals that help lower blood pressure. This plant also has fiber and vitamin A, which reduce blood pressure and inflammation.

Fresh Tomatoes

  • Not only low in calories, but tomatoes are high in fiber and potassium. This fruit is also high in lycopene, which a powerful antioxidant and the reason for giving the tomato its red color.

 

So, by incorporating a healthier diet and exercise into your daily life, you can give your heart the best chance to live longer and stay healthier!  

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