HEALTHY HEART, HEALTHY YOU
This Valentine's Week our nutritionist, Gary Baverstock, focuses on 10 foods that are good for your heart.
- Eat fish high in omega-3, such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring and trout.
- A handful of healthy nuts such as almonds, walnuts or cashews will satisfy your hunger and help your heart. We would recommend cashew butter on your morning toast!
- Berries are chock full of heart-healthy phytonutrients and soluble fibre. Try blueberries, strawberries, cranberries or raspberries in cereal or yogurt.
- Oatmeal: the comfort-food nutrient powerhouse which can also help to improve your cholesterol levels.
- Dark beans, such as kidney or black beans are high in fibre, B-vitamins and minerals.
- Soy milk in your coffee can help provide the body with phytochemicals that support heart health.
- Popeye was right – spinach packs a punch! Use it in sandwiches and salads instead of lettuce.
- Tomatoes – even sun-dried varieties in winter months – provide lycopene, vitamin C and alpha beta-carotene.
- Dark chocolate is good for your heart, but just be sure that it is at least 70 percent cocoa.
- Crisp, fresh broccoli florets dipped in hummus are a terrific heart-healthy snack with a whopping list of nutrients, including vitamins C and E, potassium, folate, calcium and fibre.
Posted by Vacherin on 14 Feb 2019