7 heart-healthy superfoods

February 21, 2015 10:00 AM

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7 heart-healthy superfoods

February is American Heart Month, which reminds us that heart disease is still the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Every year, one in four deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news is that your lifestyle choices can improve the health of your heart. Making simple choices like including an apple at lunch instead of french fries or choosing salmon instead of beef can go a long way in terms of heart health. Try including these seven heart-healthy foods in your diet to help keep your ticker in tip-top shape.

Tomatoes Tomatoes have long been linked to heart health. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, along with potassium, fiber, and vitamin A. Plus, tomatoes contain the antioxidant lycopene, a carotenoid that may help lower bad cholesterol (LDL), keep blood vessels open, and lower heart disease ri...

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