Around 92.1 million adults in the U.S. are living with cardiovascular disease or the aftereffect of stroke. It is a leading cause of death in the United States. It’s important to know some preventative measures for heart disease. One of those is diet. A balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables goes a long way. There are some specific foods that provide heart benefits as well. Below are some of those foods.
Oils and foods high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, such as salmon, trout and tuna. Oils such as olive oil, canola and corn.
Berries such as raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries.
Walnuts. These can help cut down LDL cholesterol.
Fat-free or low-fat milk and yogurt. Dairy contains potassium which has a blood-pressure lowering effect.
Oatmeal. This contains certain fibers that lower LDL cholesterol.
Dark beans such as kidney or black beans.
Vegetables such as leafy greens.
Dark chocolate. In moderation and if it’s at least 70% cocoa.
There are a lot of options when eating heart healthy. It can taste good and be good for you.