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How To Follow A Heart-Healthy Diet

Heart as a symbol of life.

Your heart plays a crucial role in your health. It’s responsible for pumping blood throughout the body to supply your tissues with important nutrients and oxygen, and it works tirelessly 24/7 to keep you going. What you eat directly influences the health of your heart, and incorporating a few heart-healthy foods into your diet is key to providing it with the nutrients it needs.

These foods can also reduce the risk of the dangerous heart conditions and heart diseases that affect millions worldwide. Combined with a healthy lifestyle and nutritious diet, getting in your fix of these heart-healthy foods is the best way to keep your heart strong.

Top Heart-Healthy Foods

  • Oats
  • Salmon
  • Whole Grains
  • Walnuts
  • Leafy Green Vegetables
  • Avocado
  • Berries
  • Apples

Worst Foods for Your Heart

  • Refined Carbohydrates
  • Soda
  • Margarine
  • Processed Meats
  • Salty Snacks
  • Sugar

Following a heart-healthy diet doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Armed with the above list of healthy foods, you can easily preplan some healthy meals to fit in all of the nutrients you need. In addition to incorporating plenty of heart-healthy foods into your diet, it’s important to take a look at the rest of your diet as well. The majority of your diet should consist of unprocessed, whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, meats and whole grains.

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