Heart-Healthy Foods

The AHA and Dietary Guidelines for Americans advocate eggs as part of a healthy diet. 'Healthy individuals can eat up to a whole egg or equivalent daily' in a heart-healthy diet.

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Nut eaters are less likely to suffer heart attacks or die from heart disease. Nuts reduce LDL lipids and triglycerides, which build up in arteries and cause plaques and heart disease.

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Green or black tea

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recently recommended a daily intake of flavan-3-ols to promote various aspects of health, including heart health.

Whole grain

Brown rice, barley, rye, quinoa, and whole wheat reduce systolic blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart disease risk.

Blueberries

"Fresh and frozen blueberries offer a variety of beneficial nutrients that support heart health," says U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council partner Amidor.

100% orange juice 

vitamin C, potassium, and folate," explains Manaker. Citrus fruits include hesperidin and naringenin.

Tomatoe

"Tomatoes are nutrient powerhouses and rich sources of heart-protective antioxidants and nutrients including lycopene, folate, vitamin C, flavonoids.

Salmon

"Omega-3 fatty acids in salmon reduce body inflammation."Inflammation destroys blood arteries, causing heart attacks and strokes. 

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