10 Heart-Healthy Foods
Yogurts and Spreads:-Yogurts and spreads containing plant sterols (similar to good cholesterol) can reduce bood levels of LDL cholesterol by up to 10 percent.
Olive Oil:-Olive oil is a potent mix of antioxidants that reduce LDL cholesterol while leaving your HDL cholesterol untouched.
Salmon and Tuna:-Salmon and fresh tuna contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Eat three portions a week if you have had a heart attack.
Tomatoes:-Tomatoes and tomato paste are packed with vitmins and the antioxidant lycopene, which has beneficial effects on the heart.
Walnuts and Almonds:-Walnuts and almonds are rich in essential fatty acids that help to keep your blood vessels healthy by lowering cholesterol levels.
Apples:-Apples contain quercetin, an anti-inflammatory chemical that can help prevent blood clots.
Red Wine:-Red wine has been shown to clean up the walls of the arteries. But be careful not to exceed healthy guidelines.
Dark Chocolate:-Dark chocolate is rich in heart-friendly flavonoids that keep cholesterol from gathering in blood vessels. It also slightly lowers blood pressure. Eat no more than 1.5 oz. daily.
Onions and Garlic:-Onions and garlic help reduce blood cholesterol, as well as improving circulation and discouraging blood clotting.
Oats:-Oats contain a high proportion of soluble fiber, which reduces bad LDL cholesterol.