10 Best Foods for Your Heart Health

5. Oatmeal

A hot and piping bowl filled with oats makes a hearty and energetic breakfast, which will brim up your body with heaps of potassium, fiber, folate and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Oatmeal is one of the richest sources of appetizing fiber, which cuts down bad or LDL cholesterol levels and prevents the arteries from getting clogged.

Be sure to pick out coarse and steel-cut oats instead or processed and instant varieties as they contain far more fiber and essential nutrients. Fill up your bowl with a banana to give yourself another 4 grams of fiber, or a colourful assortment of dark berries perhaps.

6. Salmon

Salmon is one of the richest sources of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which cut down blood pressure levels to and prevent clotting from taking place. Be sure to consume at least two servings of salmon every week, as it will help you cut down your risk of developing a heart attack by one-third.

Salmon is brimming with carotenoid astaxanthin, an intensely powerful antioxidant that works wonders at lowering blood pressure levels. Just make sure you always pick out wild salmon instead of farm-raised varieties, which are loaded with toxic metals, insecticides and pesticides. You can grill salmon, bake it, add it to salads, or fix yourself a delicious treat of salmon scaloppini with almond orzo.

If you can’t seem to stomach the thought of eating salmon, pick out other fatty fish varieties, such as tuna, herring, mackerel and sardines, which will provide your heart the same nutrient properties and strengthening boost.

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