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Foods Your Heart Will Love

Include nuts, dairy, whole grains and dark chocolate in your diet to improve heart health!

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Foods Your Heart Will Love

  1. 1. Foods Your Heart Will Love NUTS Chocked full of healthy fats such as such as mono-and polyunsaturated fats Contain protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, have a long shelf life AND are portable Try peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews and walnuts 1 2 DAIRY Include fat-free and low-fat dairy products in your diet to support heart health Sources of protein and micronutrients like calcium, potassium and vitamin D Try yogurt, string cheese, snack-sized milk or soymilk 3 WHOLE GRAINS Lower cholesterol, blood lipid levels, and blood pressure and even reduce risk of cardiovascular disease Try whole grain cereal, popcorn, and granola made with oats or other whole grains 4 COCOA/DARK CHOCOLATE Contain potent antioxidants called flavonoids which help promote the cardiovascular system and decrease overt inflammation Try to choose 55 percent or higher cocoa content when eating dark chocolate or add a teaspoon of cocoa to a smoothie FOODINSIGHT.ORG