9. Salmon

Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines are the healthiest foods for your heart, they are packed with massive quantities of omega-3 fatty acids. Research reveals that salmon and other fatty fish helps reduce the risk of arrhythmia, which is basically an irregular heartbeat, along with lowering the risk of plaque building up in your arteries, also known as atherosclerosis.

You must eat fatty fish at least thrice a week because it also lowers the risk for triglycerides. And if you’re not a big fan of fish, you can always consume omega-3 fatty acids in supplements and capsules.

Also Read: 33 Heart-Healthy Foods To Prevent Heart Disease

10. Legumes

Legumes such as peas, lentils and beans are rich in protein and contain lots of healthy fats. These plants help lower and regulate blood sugar levels in diabetic patients, along with reducing the risk of heart disease and its symptoms.

A recent study revealed that individuals who eat legumes four times every week have a 22% lesser risk of contracting heart ailments as opposed to those who ate it once or twice a month.

11. Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is rich in polyphenols, which are flavonoids that help control and reduce clotting, blood pressure levels and inflammation within your body. Chocolates that contain around 60% cocoa are healthy for your heart, and there are countless studies to validate this claim.

A study revealed that eating small portions of dark chocolate everyday can reduce heart strokes and attacks, even amongst individuals who are at high risk to contract cardiovascular ailments. However, candy bars and milk chocolates are not heart-healthy, so be sure to avoid those.


  1. I am pleased to hear that COFFEE is, ONCE MORE, on the GOOD LIST!!. SO glad I didn’t listen to the other information that said NIX THE COFFEE……YEAH!…?
    So please RSVP on this: How do YOU eat YOUR pommegrenate?

    • First I cut the pomegranate, then I dig my teeth into the pomegranate OR I either get it with my hands that are washed and scoop it all up and eat it. Mm yum

  2. Good information. Content and extract in each item may also include from Scientific and chemical point of view

  3. Thanks for the post about coffee. I love coffee a lot but is it advisable for breastfeeding mothers to take it even though it has caffeine n besides, rumors have it that it dries up the breast milk?


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