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Top 10 Superfoods For Your Heart

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Superfoods that are rich in nutrients, vitamins, and disease-fighting proteins surround you at the grocery store. With all of the insane health benefits that fruits, veggies, or even a glass of wine can offer, there is no point in going on with a diet that does not include at least one of these! Check out our top 10 superfoods for your heart.


  • Contains heart healthy antioxidants, vitamins A, C, and K, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and potassium. (Did you know the simply 1 cup of raw kale contains over 100 percent of the recommended daily dosage of vitamins A and K? Now that's a superfood!) 
  • Prevents atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
  • With regular consumption, kale can help in preventing the risk certain cancers.


  • High in vitamin C, potassium, and packed full of antioxidants, making these tiny berries beneficial in lowering risks of heart disease and varying types of cancers.
  • Can lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and speed up metabolism.
  • Some studies have shown that incorporating blueberries regularly into a diet can reduce blood sugar, enhance memory, and even decrease symptoms relating to depression.
  • Remember, the darker the berries, the more antioxidants they hold!


  • Reduces high blood pressure, cholesterol, and maintains healthy liver functions.
  • Often used to build up immune system as well as fighting off the cold, flu, and bacterial infections.
  • Garlic has been used for centuries for treating an endless list of ailments from arthritis to migraines.
  • Studies have shown signs that garlic could be helpful in preventing food poisoning.


  • Absorbs cholesterol in foods instead of letting it be absorbed by the body.
  • High in potassium, which leads to a reduction of blood pressure by counterbalancing salt.
  • Neutralizes galectin-3, which is a protein that can cause scarring of heart tissue, which in turn could lead to heart failure.


  • Rich in antioxidants (even more so than green tea and cranberry juice).
  • Can improve blood flow to the heart and possibly prevent heart disease.
  • Helps blood vessels by stopping plaque buildup.
  • Studies have revealed that pomegranates might be helpful by slowing the spread of prostate cancer, as well as prevention of other forms of cancer.


  • Rich in vitamin E, manganese, B vitamins, and fiber as well as many other vitamins and minerals that hold antioxidant benefits.
  • Reduces cholesterol and can even play a hand in weight reduction when implemented into a diet plan.
  • Almonds can be an aid in lowering the risk of diabetes and heart disease.


  • Like many other fish, sardines are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which can benefit the cardiovascular system as well as brain health.
  • High in vitamin D, iron, B vitamins, and many other nutrients crucial to the regulation of moods and brain functions.
  • Sardines provide protein that can maintain and repair muscle and tissue.


  • High in potassium, iron (terrific in fighting and maintaining anemia), and antioxidants.
  • Reduces cholesterol and inflammation (which can connect to heart disease, cancer, and many other health problems).
  • If present in a regular dietary plan, lentils can aid weight loss!

Dark Chocolate

  • Lowers blood pressure and increases blood flow.
  • High in flavonols, which are natural chemicals found in fruits, vegetables, wine, etc., that greatly benefit heart health.
  • Be sure to take advantage of all of the antioxidant benefits by going for dark chocolate that is at least 70 percent cocoa!

Red Wine

  • Contains inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients and properties that are effective when fighting cancers.
  • Prevents blood clots as well as having a positive effect on life expectancy.

When it comes to superfoods and nutrient-rich diets, the list goes on and on! Ask your physician, dietician, or trainer on what other heart-healthy gems you can add to your grocery list.


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