Superfoods for your heart from Health.com

Healthy eating and exercise can lead to a healthier heart. The Victor crew found some tips from Health.com to help prevent heart attacks, like avoiding unhealthy food and eating foods rich in nutrients, fiber, and healthy fats.

  1. Salmon and other fatty fish (like sardines and mackerel) – they contain omega-3 fatty acids
  2. Oatmeal (and other whole grains) – high in soluble fiber
  3. Blueberries – antioxidants, flavonoids
  4. Dark chocolate (yum!) – flavonoids (make sure it’s 60-70% cocoa)
  5. Citrus fruits – flavonoids, vitamin C
  6. Soy – protein without unhealthy fats and cholesterol
  7. Potatoes (not fried) – potassium
  8. Tomatoes – potassium, antioxidants
  9. Nuts – fiber, vitamin E
  10. Legumes – protein without unhealthy fats
  11. Extra-virgin olive oil – monosaturated fats
  12. Red wine – (only one per day) resveratrol (you can also get this from peanut butter and grapes)
  13. Green tea – antioxidants
  14. Broccoli, spinach, kale – antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals
  15. Coffee
  16. Flax or chia seeds – omega-3 fatty acids
  17. Avocado – monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, potassium
  18. Pomegranate – antioxidants

~ Steve Victor