The 7 Best Foods for Your Heart


Tomatoes have been a pantry staple for years, but they could also lend a hand in heart health. Tomatoes are high in potassium, a nutrient that lowers blood pressure and salt sensitivity, which are both risk factors for heart disease. Tomatoes are also a good source of lycopene, a type of antioxidant that assists the body in cell repair. Researchers have credited lycopene with lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk of stroke. If you’re still not convinced, nutrient-rich tomatoes also boast a low sugar content and calorie count — making them the perfect addition to a heart-healthy diet!

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January 11, 2016

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January 11, 2016