Best Heart-Healthy Foods

Omega-3 fatty acids in this delectable, meaty fish lower heart disease metabolic indicators when broiled, grilled, or baked. Selenium shields the heart. salmon recipes.

Wild salmon

The Mayo Clinic says fish oil-rich spiny invertebrates boost "good" cholesterol and reduce sudden heart attacks in heart attack survivors. Buy fresh to avoid canned salt.


Wheat Belly author and Wisconsin preventative cardiologist William Davis, M.D., believes liver lipids are heart-healthy. He says humans are scripted. "Liver fat is healthy."


Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, Vitamin E, and folate in this nut support heart health. Polyunsaturated fats abound. Unsalted is heart-healthiest.


These crunchy, meaty nuts are high in omega-3s like walnuts, but they're less bitter.


Chia seeds are healthy. This plant-based omega-3 powerhouse reduces plaque and bad cholesterol with 60 calories per tablespoon. Add them to yogurt, soup, or salad. 

Chia seeds

Oatmeal is well-known for lowering cholesterol. Eat solely unprocessed. Instant and flavored oats usually contain processed sugar. It also aids weight loss.


Dark berries include resveratrol and flavonoids, which help prevent coronary disease. Use them in oatmeal, smoothies, and yogurt.


Coffee addicts rejoice. Recent research suggests three cups of coffee a day may reduce heart disease risk.


Leicester University revealed resveratrol protects cancer. Grapes and dark-skinned fruit contain resveratrol. Cabernets and Madirans have cholesterol-lowering procyanidins. Research varies. Wine may benefit the heart.

Red wine

This Chinese herbalist-favorite drink lowers hypertension. Catechin and flavonid antioxidants reduce blood clots and soothe in its warmth.

Green tea

Its isoflavone content lowers cholesterol. This low-fat, cholesterol-free drink is unlike animal milk. Niacin improves circulation.

Soy milk

Yes! No delusion. Choose dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa to decrease blood pressure and relax arteries with flavonols. Avoid palm-oil saturated fats.

Dark Chocolate

In 2012, a few lowered blood pressure at the American College of Cardiology. Raisin potassium lowers hypertension and boosts antioxidants. Potassium-rich diets improve heart health.


This was expected! This green vegetable has antioxidants, fiber, and low cholesterol. It also protects joints.


This vitamin-rich vegetable that resembles little cabbage heads is heart-healthy whether you like it or not. Reduces blood vessel inflammation and cardiovascular inflammation.

Brussels sprouts

It's hardly green, but it's full of antioxidants, fiber, and garlic's allicin, which lowers cholesterol and heart attack risk.


Contains vitamin C, calcium, and iron, which lower blood pressure. Eat the skin for heart-healthy minerals.

Yams or sweet potatoes

Oat bran and rice, gluten-free whole grains, control cholesterol, according to Dr. Agatston. Avoid refined grains, which include glutens that can clog arteries.

Whole grains

Do not peel this ubiquitous fruit—it contains antioxidants, including polyphenols that protect cholesterol against free radicals. Apple pectin and fiber reduce cholesterol.


Flavanoid, pectin, and arterial inflammation reduce blood pressure in this citrus fruit. Hesperidin improves heart blood flow and vitamin C prevents stroke in citrus.


Like oranges, vitamin C-rich grapefruit may lower cholesterol and stroke risk. This wonderful meal contains a toxin that's harmful with heart drugs like Viagara or statins like Lipitor.