Take heart: Your diet can support keeping your heart healthy.
According to Rania Batayneh, "Heart-healthy foods contain nutrients that have been shown to benefit the cardiovascular system or reduce the risk of developing heart disease by lowering "bad" LDL cholesterol and blood triglycerides, lowering blood pressure, controlling weight, and/or improving insulin sensitivity."
The Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet rank well in these categories for omega-3s, potassium, calcium, magnesium, fibre, phytonutrients, and antioxidants, making them the best options for people looking to maintain or improve their cardiovascular health.
Science supports a diet high in fruit, whole grains, nuts, legumes, and small amounts of dairy.
A 2016 study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that heart-healthy fats can help cut your risk of cardiovascular disease by roughly a third.
What foods do dietitians recommend and which ones are given the "red light"? The following list of 40 foods is bad for your heart.