Heart disease accounts for nearly one-third of all deaths worldwide and
so it is correctly said that a healthy heart makes for a healthy life. The
best diet for a healthy heart is full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants,
phytochemicals, and fiber. It should also be low in saturated fats
and Trans fats.

Here are top 10 super foods for a healthy heart

1 Berries
All berries are heart healthy including strawberries, blueberries,
raspberries etc. . . . They are rich in antioxidants and minerals and have
negligible fat.

2 Fish
Fishes like salmon, mackerel, and tuna which carry high amounts of
omega 3 fatty acids are a good choice for a healthy lifestyle.

3 Soy foods
Soybeans, tofu, and soybean oil – all are good sources of isoflavones
which promotes good overall health.

4 Broccoli
High amounts of minerals and vitamins with no trans-fat make broccoli
one of the healthiest vegetable that boosts your immunity and
endurance.

5 Teas
Choosing healthy alternatives like herbal tea, black tea and green tea

can lower cholesterol and significantly reduce the risk of other cardio
vascular diseases.

6 Nuts
Nuts like walnuts, almonds and pecans are loaded with healthy fats and
Omega 3 fatty acids which are crucial for heart health.

7 Beans
Beans like kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils etc. are super foods are they
are rich minerals and fiber without the saturated fat found in some
animal proteins. Eating beans as part of a heart healthy diet and
lifestyle may help improves blood cholesterol.

8 Spinach
Spinach has plenty of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, B vitamins, and
fiber. Folate and Vitamin K which is found in spinach is important for
building and maintaining  healthy red blood cells needed for heart
health.

9 Whole grains
Whole grains like oatmeal, cereals, quinoa etc. are full of fibers. Dietary
fiber can help you improve blood cholesterol levels and lower your risk
of heart disease, stroke, obesity and even type 2 diabetes

10 Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil is a great source of monounsaturated fatty acid and
has shown to help reduce one’s risk for heart disease by fighting off bad
cholesterol in the blood stream.

By Saloni Sethi