In modern America, heart disease is the top killer among both men and women. That might seem like bad news, but there is actually a lot we can do to improve heart health! For example, eating the right foods can give your heart a serious helping hand. Here are three foods that benefit heart health that you should start working into your diet.
- Fiber: This nutrient lowers bad cholesterol, levels out your blood sugar, and even slows aging! Get it in vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, and beans. You should be aiming for 30 grams of fiber each day.
- Healthy Fat: Fat may seem like your heart’s enemy, but it actually needs the right fat to continue to function. Seafood, avocados, nuts, dark chocolate, and virgin olive oil all contain the fats your body needs.
- Protein: Protein is key for your body, but make sure you get it from the right sources. Stay away from red meat most of the time, and make sure your poultry and seafood are free of hormones and pesticides. Beans are a great way to get protein, too!
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