Top 25 Heart Healthy Foods

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This list was complied with the help of nutrition experts from The Cleveland Clinic and the American Dietetic Association. (The list includes what are the protective aspects of the food .)

1. Salmon (Wild Alaska salmon is considered the healthiest. ES)
2. Flaxseed (ground)
(Keep ground flaxseed in freezer. ES)
3. Oatmeal
4. Black or Kidney Beans
5. Almonds
6. Walnuts
7. Red wine
8. Tuna
9. Tofu
10. Brown rice
11. Soy milk
(I don’t agree with this choice. Too processed. ES)
12. Blueberries (Cranberries, strawberries, raspberries are potent, too)
13. Carrots
14. Spinach
15. Broccoli
16. Sweet potato
17. Red bell peppers (See February recipes in Kitchen Nutrition. ES)
18. Asparagus
19. Oranges
20. Tomatoes (See Feb. Salsa recipe)
21. Acorn squash
22. Cantaloupe
23. Papaya
24. Dark chocolate
(Choose 70% or higher cocoa content.)
25. Tea
(Medically reviewed July 12, 2007)

Note: I would also add water, even though it is not a food, per se. According to The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth by Jonny Bowden (A review is in the works), without water we dehydrate very quickly. And dehydration can elevate at least four independent risk factors for heart disease.


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