Good Foods for Heart Health
- Posted on: Apr 15 2019
Eating for your health may not sound very fun to some of us, but that’s because we’ve been trained eat bad foods from since we were young. And, to make matters even harder, our taste buds are used to sugary, salty, and fatty foods. Fast foods, snacks, and party foods (like pizza, burgers, and chips) can all encourage us to love more salty, fatty foods. It may take a bit of time to adjust your taste buds and start appreciating healthy foods. But, once you feel the effects, it becomes easier to eat for health. Keep reading for some great foods to incorporate into your heart-healthy meals.
Salmon is often brought up in healthy diet lists because of its omega-3s. These healthy fats may lead to lower blood pressure, triglycerides, and could even slow down inflammation. Just remember to research your fish. Mercury is a rising concern in many fish, especially those that eat other fish, and you don’t want to trade one problem for another.
Tuna also boasts omega-3s and may be easier to add into your diet. Many of us have access to canned or packaged tuna, and even grew up with tuna fish sandwiches. Tuna can also be added to salads for added flavor and protein if you’re trying to avoid gluten in bread.
This oil is almost as old as time, and for good reason. Olive oil is rich in heart-healthy antioxidants which can protect your blood vessels. Olive oil is delicious with bread, and as a salad dressing with balsamic vinegar and a little salt and pepper. In a pinch, you can use it on your skin instead of lotion!
Walnuts may lower your cholesterol and fight inflammation. Walnuts are so good because they contain omega-3s, healthy fats, and fiber.
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