27 Super Foods to Power Your Heart

Are you suffering from heart problems? To minimize any heart conditions a combination of exercise and healthy eating will keep you on the right track.

In this article we will be looking at 27 super foods which should be added to your daily diet. These super foods contain nutrients for a healthy heart.

27 Super Foods You Want

1. Oatmeal

oatmeal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oatmeal contains the following 3 ingredients, omega-3 fatty acids, folate and potassium which is rich in fiber, this helps lower cholesterol levels keeping the arteries of the heart clear.

2. Sardines

sardines

 

3. Walnuts

walnuts

 

4. Tofu

tofu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tofu has two key ingredients which maintain cholesterol levels and reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases, these ingredients are soy protein and soy isoflavones.

5. Plumes/Prunes

plums

Prunes are rich in iron and fiber whereas plums are rich in beta-carotene and fiber. If eaten regularly they reduce cholesterol levels in the blood

 

6. Kidney Beans/Chickpeas

kidney and chickpeas

7. Mackerel

mackerel

8. Barley

barley

9. Liver

10. Wild Salmon

salmon

Wild salmon has a high concentration of an antioxidant called selenium which keeps you from cardiovascular diseases. Our friend omega-3 fatty acids are also present which helps with metabolism in the heart

11. Almonds

All nuts which include almonds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids

12. Blueberries

13. Chia Seeds

chai seeds

14. Coffee

coffee beans

15. Red Wine

glass of red wine

 

16. Green Tea

green tea

Green tea contains many antioxidants and flavonols which help fight against free radicals. Free radicals are responsible for blood clots, cancer and atherosclerosis.

17. Raisins

raisins

18. Broccoli

broccoli

19. Brussels Sprouts

brussels sprouts

20. Cauliflower

Cauliflower

 

21. Whole Grains

whole grains

22. Apples

apples

23. Oranges

oranges

Oranges and other citrus fruit like grapes are packed full of flavaonoids. These flavaonoids reduce inflammation in the arteries as well as lower blood pressure.

24. Nuts

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Nuts are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. Nuts like almonds, walnuts and macadamia nuts

25. Dark Chocolate

dark chocolate

Dark chocolate has an ingredient called cocoa which lowers blood pressure. The other ingredient called flavonol helps relax your arteries improve and increase blood flow

 

26. Avocado

avocado

Avocado have mono unsaturated fats (good fats) which aids in minimizing blood clots and blood cholesterol.

27. Legumes

Legumes

Legumes are rich in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium and soluble fiber that prevent heart problems.