Sign In

24 Foods that are Good for Your Heart!

Last updated 4 years ago

Okay, here they are:

1.     Blueberries- one of the healthiest fruits, packed full of nutrients (ellagic acid, beta-carotene, etc.)

2.     Cherries- packed with anthocyanins, an antioxidant that may help protect blood vessels.

3.     Kosher Salt- the larger crystals may give a saltier flavor with less actual salt/sodium than table salt.

4.     Cayenne Chili Pepper- May help prevent a spike in insulin levels after meal. 

5.     Coffee- A recent study suggested 3-4 cups coffee or tea/day may cut risk of Type 2 diabetes.

6.     Sterols/Stanol filled Foods- May block cholesterol absorption in the cut & help lower LDL levels.

7.     Low-Fat Yogurt- Has twice as many important minerals like calcium and potassium as milk.

8.     Flaxseed- has 3 elements protecting your heart: fiber, phytochemicals called lignans & ALA, an omega 3 Fatty Acids.

9.     Oatmeal- fills the stomach for hours, fights snack attacks and helps keep glucose levels stable over time.

10.   Barley- a whole grain, whose fiber may lower blood glucose levels.

11.   Carrots- may help fight high cholesterol with their high soluble fiber amount; may help control glucose.

12.   Swiss chard- rich in potassium and magnesium and other nutrients, which may help control blood pressure.

13.   Oranges- contain cholesterol-fighting fiber pectin as well as potassium, which help control blood pressure.

14.   Sweet Potatoes- have ample fiber, vitamin A and lycopene making them heart healthy.

15.   Tofu- a great sub for many meats, and full of heart-healthy minerals, fiber and polyunsaturated fats of soy.

16.   Edamame- a half cup of edamame has 9 gm fiber—equal to four slices of whole-wheat bread.

17.   Almonds- full of vitamin E, plant sterols, fiber and heart-healthy fat. 

18.   Walnuts- may help lower your cholesterol and reduce inflammation in the arteries of the heart.

19.    Extra-Virgin Olive Oil- when it replaces saturated fat, it may help lower cholesterol levels.

20.    Tuna- a good source of heart-healthy omega 3S. 

21.     Salmon- rich in omega-3s EPA & DHA, lowering risk of rhythm disorders, which can lead to sudden cardiac death.

22.     Red Wine- contains resveratrol & catechins, two antioxidants which may protect artery walls.

23.     Black Beans- high fiber & contain nutrients like folate, antioxidants and magnesium, lowering blood pressure.

24.     Fresh Herbs- beneficial when replacing salt, fat to flavor.

  • Loading comments... Spinner
Do you like Memorial Hospital?
Connect With Us on Facebook!


Disclaimer: The materials provided are intended for informational purposes only. You should contact your doctor for medical advice. Use of and access to this website or other materials do not create a physician-patient relationship. The opinions expressed through this website are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the hospital, medical staff, or any individual physician or other healthcare professional.
  • Recent Posts
    • Loading posts... Spinner
  • View All
  • Recent Comments
    • Loading comments... Spinner
  • Related Links
  • Popular Tags
    • Loading tags... Spinner