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What to Eat for a Healthy Heart and aHealthy Mind3 foods to help avoid heart disease, stroke and improve brain function.By Amy Paturel, M.S., M.P.H.Content provided by:4 of 5< Previous | Next >3. Eat More ProducePeople with high blood pressure found that for every serving of fruits and vegetables eaten, theirblood flow improved (and, thus, blood pressure lowered), according to a study in the journalCirculation. In another study of adults over age 65, those who had about three servings ofvegetables each day showed 40 percent less mental decline on cognitive tests than people whoate few or no vegetables. There’s another reason to load up on produce — potassium, a nutrientabundant in bananas, baked potatoes, tomatoes and artichokes, may counteract the harmful effectof salt in our diets by helping to prevent artery walls from thickening, thus reducing bloodpressure.Recipes: Roasted Red Peppers Stuffed with Kale and Rice Halibut Roasted with Bell Peppers, Onions and Potatoes Artichokes Stewed with Potatoes, Carrots and Leeks (Anginares Politi)< Previous | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next >
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