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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! 💌


Best,

Your RD Fuel Good Experts

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