10 Best Foods For Heart


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Almost every food we eat is good for our body in some way. Many studies concluded that these ten ingredients are good for our heart.

1. Salmon

Fish is recommended two times a week, especially greasy fish like salmon. It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids which lower risk for arthritis, prevent blood clots in arteries and lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

2. Olive Oil

If you replace your ordinary oil with olive oil, you’ll lower cholesterol. Healthy unsaturated fats in olive oil are still fats, so don’t overuse it.

3. Nuts

A certain study from 2011 proved that you’ll lower your risk for stroke for 17% if you replace meat with nuts because it contains less protein. Unsaturated fat from nuts can help you lower cholesterol, but it still contains a lot of fat, so don’t eat too much of them.

4. Berries

Berries are rich in antioxidants which are also called polyphenols which can lower blood pressure and increase the level of good cholesterol. One study uncovered compounds called anthocyanins (also found in raspberries) which can prevent high blood pressure.

5. Oatmeal

Fiber from oatmeal (and other grains, fruit, and vegetables) lower absorption of bad cholesterol in the blood stream, and they keep the arteries clean.

6. Soybeans

Even though it’s still not clear if the soybeans lower cholesterol, we’re not questioning the fact that soybeans are a low-fat source of protein compared to other greasier sources like meat.

7. Black Chocolate

Thanks to the compounds called flavonoids which act as antioxidants, this candy can lower bad cholesterol level, lower the blood pressure and prevent blood clots.

8. Popcorn

When you prepare them yourself without any additives like a bunch of butter or salt, popcorn is the great source of antioxidants and fiber because they are whole grains, according to certain study from 2009.

9. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the best source of lycopene (a powerful antioxidant) in the American diet, according to certain study from 2011. Even though some research still needs to be done, experiments presume that lycopene could play a major role in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

10. Potatoes

Potatoes contain fiber and potassium which are necessary for a healthy heart.