Heart diseases remain the leading killer in the United States. Certain Superfoods are great for helping in lowering the cholesterol, reducing inflammation, maintaining blood pressure and slowing the formation of blood clotting.
When it comes to keeping your heart healthier including the right foods in your diet is necessary. These Superfoods are high in carotenoids, which act as antioxidants and free your body of potentially harmful compounds. They are also high in fiber and contain tons of vitamins and minerals. Here is the list of top 10 tasty Superfoods for your Heart:
- Apple Pie Oatmeal
Preparing Oatmeal in a slow cooker can not be easier. This recipe includes apple juice & cinnamon for an apple pie flavor. Oatmeal and Apple are high in fiber that helps in lowering the cholesterol and stabilize blood glucose levels.
Similar recipes: Oatmeal Muffins, Oatmeal Cookies, Baked Oatmeal
Salmon Chowder is made with ingredients like fresh salmon, potatoes, and peas having healthy omega-3 fatty acids which help in protecting the blood vessels. The American Heart Association recommends eating salmon at least two times per week.
Similar recipes: Salmon Quesadillas, Salmon Croquettes, Crustless Salmon Quiche
- Quinoa Jambalaya
Easy and healthy Jambalaya made with quinoa, chicken, andouille sausage, shrimp, and more. Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and contains all nine essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein.
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Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins
Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins are a perfect treat for breakfast or a snack. Soft, moist and flavorful muffins will surely make you happy. Dark chocolate helps in lowering the blood pressure, improve blood flow and fight cell damage.
Similar recipes: Chocolate Cake, Dark Chocolate Mousse, Dark Chocolate Florentines
Potatoes In Green Beans
Fresh green beans get extra heartiness, from potatoes, and extra flavor from bacon, onion, and white balsamic vinegar. Green beans & potatoes are good sources of copper, potassium, magnesium and more that help you in losing weight.
Similar recipes: Southern Green Beans, Green Bean Soup, Baked Potato Casserole
This delicious lentil salad is loaded with Greek flavors and health benefits. Lentils are high in soluble fiber, which helps in maintaining the cholesterol level and are a great low-fat alternative to animal protein, which is often full of saturated fat.
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Blueberry pancake is a light and fluffy pancake and a good source of vitamin K, vitamin C & other antioxidants that might protect you from certain health conditions. It also helps blood to flow smoothly.
Similar recipes: Blueberry Muffins, Blueberry Bread, Blueberry Tarts
This tofu mayonnaise is great for anyone who is lactose-intolerant or vegan. It’s really thick and creamy and you can add seasonings to fit your fancy. This recipe is healthy as it includes very nutritious ingredients.
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This recipe uses ground turkey breast as a substitute for the beef that helps in maintaining your cholesterol level. If you don’t like some of the ingredients of this recipe, try swapping them.
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This recipe has only 5 gm of fat with healthy ingredients. Cardiologists traditionally have advised patients to not take caffeine but in the latest research it has been found that it improves the endothelial function that helps blood to flow easily.
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