Top 5 Heart Healthy Foods from a Registered Dietitian ❤️
Happy Love Month!
It’s just as important to show love to the health of YOUR own heart today by including our 5 favorite HEART HEALTHY foods ❤️🩹
1️⃣ BLUEBERRIES 🫐
Packed with powerful antioxidants (hello, anthocyanins!), Vitamin C, potassium, & fiber, blueberries support arterial function and a lower cholesterol level, while improving blood flow & overall blood pressure!🙌
2️⃣ DARK CHOCOLATE 🍫
Choose at least 70% dark chocolate to receive MAXIMUM heart health benefits! It is packed with antioxidants, beneficial minerals like magnesium, & leaves less room for additives found in lower-quality chocolate.
The antioxidants in chocolate, called flavanols, are special because they support the production of nitric oxide, which helps to RELAX vessels & improve overall blood flow.🫀
3️⃣ OATMEAL 🥣
This delicious and versatile whole grain can be added to your favorite valentines day cookie recipe for a heart healthy punch!👊 It is PACKED with soluble fiber to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol while supporting blood sugar.
4️⃣ SALMON 🍣
Who doesn’t love an excuse to get sushi or sprinkle in some seafood for dinner?
Salmon is rich in the unsaturated fat OMEGA-3S that support your heart in all aspects. It reduces the plaque found in arteries, helping to lower the risk of stroke & heart disease.
5️⃣ OLIVE OIL 🫒
Swap out the butter for extra virgin olive oil (NOT coconut oil, which has more saturated fat than butter 😆) at dinner to support your heart health, while maintaining ALL the flavor that fat has to offer!
Olive oil is an unsaturated fat that supports healthy blood flow in your body & helps to lower LDL cholesterol.
Rain or shine, don’t forget to celebrate your day with friends & loved ones this month! 💌
Your RD Fuel Good Experts