Heart health is important to everyone and should be high on the list when it comes to what you eat. Everyone knows that things like greasy fast food aren’t too good for your heart, but what foods are good for your heart? Here are some foods that made the list for being good for your heart health.
Simple old black beans are good for your heart. Black beans are loaded with healthy nutrients that your heart loves. They can help lower blood pressure with folate, antioxidants and magnesium. Plus, they are good for lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels because they contain fiber.
Not really a food but pretty good anyway is red wine. Drinking a little red wine is good for your heart. The antioxidants in red wine can protect artery walls. Just remember though that drinking too much will do you more harm than good.
Salmon is often called “super food” and it’s a well-deserved name. Salmon is rich with Omegas 3s which are healthy fats that may lessen the risk of heart rhythm disorders and lower blood pressure. The American Heart Association actually recommends two servings of salmon, or other oily fish per week.
Try cooking with olive oil. Made from smashed olives, this oil is a good source for healthy fat and can help lower cholesterol. The good news is olive oil goes good on many things including salad, breads and cooked vegies.
Walnuts are great to snack on and are also great for your heart. A small handful of walnuts a day may lower your cholesterol. Walnuts are also loaded with Omega 3s and protect against inflammation in your heart’s arteries. Next time your feel like having some chips or cookies, try some walnuts instead.
Keeping your heart healthy will lead to a longer happier life and it’s so easy to do. Try replacing some of the bad foods you eat with some of these heart healthy choices.