Did you know that February is American Heart Month? What better day to discuss foods that are great to keep your heart healthy than Valentine's Day? ❤️ So, if you're planning a date night out, you can still enjoy a little red wine or chocolate covered strawberries! 😋
ASPARAGUS is filled with mighty nutrients such as beta-carotene, folate and fiber, and are low in calories!
BERRIES are full of heart-healthy phytonutrients and soluble fiber. Strawberries, blueberries...yum!
BEANS, such as kidney or black beans, are high in fiber, B-vitamins, and minerals.
BROCCOLI is loaded with vitamins C and E, potassium, folate, calcium and fiber. Look for fresh and bright green colors!
DARK CHOCOLATE is good for your heart health, but just be sure that it’s at least 70% cocoa and limited on sugar.
FISH is high in omega-3s, such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring and trout.
FLAXSEED contains omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and phytoestogens. Mix it in your smoothie for a quick boost.
NUTS such as almonds or walnuts are full of unsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and more.
OATMEAL is a good source of vitamin B1 (thiamine), manganese, phosphorus and magnesium.
RED WINE can help improve good (HDL) cholesterol levels (a 4-ounce glass of red wine per day).
SPINACH is full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. I love a good spinach salad!
VEGGIES - red, yellow and orange veggies such as carrots, sweet potatoes, red peppers and acorn squash are packed with carotenoids, fiber and vitamins to help your heart. Also, tomatoes provide lycopene, vitamin C and alpha- and beta-carotene.