To be able to take good care of your heart, it is important to take care of what you eat. Here is a list of food items good for your heart health:
Blueberries: Not only blueberries but strawberries and other berries also are good for heart health.
Citrus fruits: Fruits such as oranges, lemons are high in vitamin C and help in lowering risk of heart disease. Although, beware of packaged citrus juices that contain added sugar. Always go for fresh fruit juice instead.
Dark chocolates: Chocolates can save your heart! Daily chocolate consumption could reduce risk of nonfatal heart attacks and stroke in people at high risk of these problems.
Nuts: Nuts like almonds, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts and macadamia nuts are good for your heart. They are good sources of vitamin E which helps lower bad cholesterol. Walnuts are high in omega 3 fatty acids too.
Oatmeal: Oatmeal is like easy-health. It is soluble fibre, helps to lower cholesterol and is good for overall heart health. Other whole grains like bread, pasta and grits are also good for heart as long as they still contain entire grain.
Soy Milk and Soy-Tofu: Soy-tofu and soy milk are a good way to add protein to your diet without any unhealthy fats and cholesterol. Compared with milk or other proteins, soy protein can actually decrease LDL or bad cholesterol and help you improve your heart health!
Tomatoes: Tomatoes are high in heart healthy potassium and therefore good for your heart. They are also a good source of antioxidant lycopene.
Yogurt: Yogurt can be helpful in protecting against gum disease. If left unchecked, gum disease.
Be careful about what you eat, your heart health is in your hands! Love your heart!