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Best foods to eat : for a healthy heart

Eating healthy isn’t just good for keeping the shape you want. It’s also good for your heart. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths. Live a long and healthful life by keeping your heart healthy. Work the following foods into your daily intake to safeguard yourself for years to come.

Fish

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Fish is always a good and healthy choice, but the fish that have the highest levels of omega-3s like salmon, mackerel, tuna, trout, and herring are your best bets.

 Nuts

pecans-1214706_1920 Instead of snacking on crisps, try a handful of heart-healthy nuts. Almonds and walnuts are great for satisfying your crunchy cravings plus they help your heart stay strong.

Berries

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Get more blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and cranberries into your diet stat. They contain phytonutrients that help your heart. Plus they contain fibre to fill you up. Mix them up with some Greek yogurt for a healthy yet scrummy treat.

Flaxseeds

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Here’s another one with omega-3s. They also have plenty of fibre and phytoestrogens that keep your heart beating strong. Using them milled or ground is the best way to get all the benefits.

Oatmeal

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Swap out those unhealthy breakfasts for heart-healthy oatmeal. Make it even better by adding those berries on top for the win!

Beans

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Particularly, dark beans like black beans or kidney beans have more than just high fibre going for them. They also have B vitamins and minerals that your body needs for optimal functioning. Like you needed an excuse to tuck into that chilli!

Red wine

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Good news! Fill up your cup and be merrier with a glass or two of red wine. It’s been shown to improve your good cholesterol and keep your arteries flowing.

Tofu

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Go meatless sometime by enjoying a few tofu-filled meals a week. It’s cheap and delicious. Use it in a stir-fry with fresh vegetables and serve with brown rice or quinoa to have a healthy meal that’s more than good for you – it tastes amazing too!

Colorful vegetables

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Eat more vegetables that are red, yellow, or orange. These kinds of vegetables, like carrots, red peppers, and sweet potatoes, are filled with carotenoids, vitamins, and fibre.

Spinach

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 It’s one of the original superfoods for a reason. It truly has super powers for your heart, as well as the rest of your body. Make salads with it instead or sauté with olive oil and garlic for a wonderful side dish!

Dark chocolate

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Did you need a reason to eat more chocolate? Well here you go! Just make sure it is made from 70% cocoa. The purer, the better.

It’s never too late to get on the right track. Take care of yourself now and you’ll be less likely to encounter heart problems as you age.

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