Monday, June 8, 2009

Five Heart-Healthy Foods from WebMD

Here is a short list of "super-foods," and their attributes, that will help you eat your way to a healthy heart. This information comes from an article called 5 Heart-Healthy Foods, by Kathleen M. Zeiman on WebMD.

1. Blueberries: Blueberries top the list as one of the most powerful disease-fighting foods. That's because they contain anthocyanins, the antioxidant responsible for their dark blue color. [Blueberries] are packed with fiber, vitamin C.

2. Salmon: A great source of protein and is also packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The American Heart Association advises eating salmon and other omega-3 rich foods twice a week for benefits that go beyond heart health.

3. Soy Protein: Fiber, vitamins, and minerals -- all the ingredients for a heart-healthy meal. Also, a diet rich in soy protein can lower triglycerides, which help prevent cardiovascular disease and keep your heart strong and healthy.

4. Oatmeal: Vitamins, minerals, and cholesterol-lowering fiber.

5. Spinach: Multiple phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals.

To read the entire article and for recipe suggestions for these foods, click on the link above.

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