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Heart-Healthy Foods for American Heart Health Month

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Heart-2February is American Heart Health Month.  Broadway Medical knows that having a strong, healthy heart is the key to a long and healthy life. One of the main ways to a healthy heart can be waiting in the refrigerator or pantry right now. Here are some of the best foods you can eat for heart health.

Start your day with oatmeal -

Oatmeal is full of good stuff like fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, potassium and folate.  That oatmeal you have for breakfast can lower levels of (bad) cholesterol and help keep arteries clean.  Try adding fruits and berries to your oatmeal for even more benefits.

Speaking of Berries -

The darker the color of the berry, the better they are for you. Try snacking on blueberries, blackberries, raspberries or strawberries.  They have natural anti-inflammatory properties and they can help reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. Add them to cereals, oatmeal and salads.

The big fish for a great heart -

Salmon is getting a lot of buzz lately and for good reason. This super fish has been found to reduce blood pressure and prevent the blood from clotting. It’s rich in the antioxidant carotenoid astaxanthin and contains lots of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Try other heart healthy fish include mackerel, tuna, herring, and sardines too.

Holy guacamole -

Avocados are packed with monounsaturated fats that are great for the heart. Avocados can lower your bad cholesterol levels and raise your good cholesterol. Mash them into a great guacamole or eat them or sandwiches and salads.

Popeye was right; spinach is good for you -

Spinach is good for the heart. It’s loaded with great stuff like lutein, folate, potassium and fiber.  Try adding it to sandwiches and salads with your lettuce for a healthy and lighter meal.

Broadway Medical wants all of you to have healthy hearts and healthy lives. See us for bathroom safety equipment, orthopedic bracing and more!