From breakfast to dinner (and snacks in between) your entire day can be heart-healthy! A good-for-your-ticker diet doesn’t have to be bland or boring, as we show you here with these heart-y foods that will leave you satisfied.
Olive Oil: Full of monounsaturated fats, olive oil lowers bad LDL cholesterol and reduces your risk of developing heart disease.
Nuts: Walnuts are full of omega-3 fatty acids and, along with almonds and macadamia nuts, are loaded with mono- and polyunsaturated fat.
Berries: Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries—whatever berry you like best—are full of anti-inflammatories, which reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer.
Legumes: Fill up on fiber with lentils, chickpeas, and black and kidney beans. They’re packed with omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and soluble fiber.
Spinach: Spinach can help keep your ticker in top shape thanks to its stores of lutein, folate, potassium, and fiber.
Soy: Soy may lower cholesterol, and since it is low in saturated fat, it’s still a great source of lean protein in a heart-healthy diet. Look for natural sources of soy, like edamame, tempeh, or organic silken tofu.