In honor of love day I'm sharing key nutrients to support heart health and where to find them!
Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce inflammation and lower the risk of heart disease. Fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, and sardines, as well as flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts are all excellent sources of these essential fatty acids.
Foods that are high in fiber can help to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Good sources of fiber include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes.
Potassium and magnesium are two minerals that may help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and maintain heart function. Foods that are high in potassium include sweet potatoes, spinach, bananas, and avocado. Find magnesium in leafy greens, nuts, seeds, and whole grains.
Antioxidant compounds can help to protect the heart by fighting against free radicals, which can damage cells and contribute to heart disease. Berries are particularly high in antioxidants, as are many other fruits, and vegetables.