Check out these superfoods to eat to improve your health.
Can the contents of your kitchen seriously save your life? A growing body of research suggests that what you eat and drink can protect your body against a plethora of health issues. Studies also show that up to 70 percent of heart disease cases are preventable with the right food choices. While heart disease is still the number one killer across the nation, now is the time to check out these superfoods to eat for your heart’s health!
Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries – all of the berries! – are full of anti-inflammatory, which reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. Blackberries and blueberries are especially great for vascular health due to their high levels of anti-oxidants.
The leafy green is a great source of alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that’s known to improve your heart health. It’s also got inflammation-fighting phytonutrients that can help prevent plaque formation in your arteries.
This particular nut is jam-packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, Vitamin E, and folate; all of which promote healthy hearts. Eat them unsalted (of course), and it’s also high on polyunsaturated fats!
Eating beans and lentils regularly can lower your risk of heart disease by around 22 percent. They are packed with omega-3, fatty acids, calcium, and soluble fiber. Legumes are high in cholesterol-lowering fiber – so get piling these onto your plate!
Orange you glad that this fruit is so good for you? Oranges contain pectin, a soluble fiber which basically blocks cholesterol absorption and helps to prevent the scarring of heart tissue. In addition, they contain potassium which can help to keep blood pressure in check.
Just a spoonful of this plant-based omega-3 powerhouse contains only 60 calories and helps to reduce bad cholesterol, plaque build up, all the while providing a great dairy-free source of calcium!
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