Best Foods For Heart Health

Denise Austin
by Denise Austin | 
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Nutrition

February is American Heart Health Month, and since heart disease makes up nearly a third of all deaths worldwide, let's do ALL we can to make our hearts healthier! What better time than this month to start adding in the best foods for heart health than now?!

Add these best foods for heart health to your diet now, to help promote healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels... all will help you have a healthy heart in the future!

Maximize your diet with these six best foods for heart health: 

  1. Extra virgin olive oil. The fat found in olive oil is monounsaturated, and the healthiest type your can give to your body. Monounsaturated fats promote heart health and can help lower the risk of heart attacks and heart disease.
  2. Nuts. According to the Mayo Clinic, nuts can be part of a heart healthy diet - they help to lower LDL (which is considered "bad" cholesterol), lower inflammation, and more. What makes nuts a heart healthy choice? They contain unsaturated fats, omega-3s, fiber, vitamin E and plant sterols. What better way to get nuts than with EVER BETTER™ Protein Cookie Bites? Each flavor includes a base of an almond-cocoa blend, and Brownie Bliss!includes almonds and Chocolate PB Passion! includes both almonds and peanuts! And right now, three of the flavors are BOGO for a limited time! Buy one Chocolate Chip Love!, PB Passion! or Pumpkin Spice Joy!, get one FREE using code ONEONUS - you can even mix and match!
  3. Green Tea. Green tea provides EGCG, a polyphenol that may help to lower cholesterol and fight inflammation. More good news: There are so many varieties to choose from when it comes to green tea, you would be amazed! Visit a local tea shop, and try adding a cup to your morning meal or afternoon snack.
  4. Salmon (or other sources of omega-3 fatty acids). Omega-3s can help to protect against heart attack, stroke and diseases linked to inflammation. I try to eat salmon at least once a week, and always buy eggs that are omega-3 enriched. All are good sources of omega-3s.
  5. Garlic. It has been shown to help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, so use it liberally in your cooking!
  6. Leafy greens. Kale and spinach are staples in my kitchen, and for good reason: not only are they highly nutritious, they provide vitamin K and nitrates, which can help reduce blood pressure and improve arterial function. So eat up more dark leafy greens for your heart!

Let's make heart health a priority - together!! Your HEART is worth it... and take advantage of the special offer right now - BOGO on three different EVER BETTER™ Bites flavors! Each delicious flavor contain 6 grams of protein, 4 grams net carbs, heart-healthy ingredients, and are low in sugar!

Let's live EVER BETTER™ - together!!

Denise