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  • Salmon


    This fatty fish contains omega-3 acids, which can lower the risk of irregular heartbeat and plaque build-up in the arteries. Eat salmon or another fatty fish like sardines at least two times a week.

  • Oatmeal


    A morning breakfast of oatmeal is high in soluble fiber. Think of oatmeal as a sponge that soaks up the cholesterol. Stay away from instant oatmeal since it has a lot of sugar, and instead enjoy old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats.

  • Berries


    Blueberries, strawberries and other berries are great for a happy and healthy heart. Studies have found that berries can lower your risk of heart attack and can decrease high blood pressure

  • Tomatoes


    Toss some tomatoes into a salad or onto a healthy sandwich because they are high in potassium, a good source of the antioxidant lycopene, and they can even lower your heart attack risk.

  • Red Wine

    Red Wine

    Enjoy red wine in small amounts and lower your risk of heart disease. But be careful - high amounts can actually increase your risk so learn how to balance your consumption.

  • Green Tea

    Green Tea

    More and more health benefits are surfacing about the benefit of tea. Green tea can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Green tea contains antioxidants called catechins, which are responsible for these health benefits.

  • Coffee


    We all love our morning coffee, and now you'll love it even more! Coffee can help lower your risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke.

  • Pomegranate


    This beautiful bright red fruit contains antioxidants that improve your blood's flow to the heart. Apples can also be enjoyed for a ton of health benefits as well.

  • Soy Milk

    Soy Milk

    Soy milk can help reduce cholesterol. It contains no cholesterol, unlike regular milk, and is low in fat. Soy milk also contains niacin, which helps boost circulation.

  • Raisins


    Enjoy a handful of raisins everyday since they reduce high blood pressure and increase immune-boosting antioxidants in your body.

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