My Top 4 Foods to Boost Heart Health

How healthy is your heart?...


High cholesterol runs in my family, so heart health has always been a big focus for me. And considering cholesterol can be controlled through lifestyle factors such as nutrition and exercise, that seems like a much better option than taking a medication that could potentially have some nasty side effects (think arthritis)! ❤ So in honor of Heart Health Month, check out my top 4 foods that I include in my daily diet that will support your cardiovascular system and offer the most nutrient density (aka tons of vitamins/minerals)!... ❤ 1. Dark Leafy greens... Full of Vitamin K1 and dietary nitrates that keep your arteries clear and decrease blood pressure... 🥒 Best sources: kale, spinach, swiss chard... ❤ 2. Berries... Rich in antioxidants like anthocyanins, which reduce inflammation, improve cardiac function and reduce LDL cholesterol... 🍓 Best Sources: blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries... ❤ 3. Avocado🥑... Full of potassium and healthy mono- saturated fats which help lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol, especially the small dense particles that are more likely to cause plaque build up... ❤ 4. Nuts🌰... Another player containing monounsaturated fats and fiber, both which help in lowering LDL cholesterol and increasing HDL cholesterol... 🌰 Best Sources: almonds, walnuts, macadamia & pecans

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