January 20, 2009

Heart Healthy Foods

Oatmeal (contains fiber: good for heart & digestive health)
*Alternatives: whole grains, beans, fruits, & veggies

Salmon (contains Omega 3 fatty acids)
*Alternatives: tuna, walnuts, flaxseeds, & canola oil

Avocados, Olive Oil, & Almonds (contains poly & mono-unsaturated fats)
*Alternatives: nuts, pumpkin & sunflower seeds, liquid vegetable oils

Red Wine (contains antioxidants: reduces risk of heart attack, stroke, & other cardiovascular diseases)
Benefits: prevents artery damage caused by LDL, inhibits blood clots, & raises HDL levels
*Note: Moderation is key. This means 1 glass of red wine a day for women; 2 for men.
This article also stated that all alcohol has heart healthy benefits, including spirits & beer. (But remember that moderation is key!)

--from Runner's World magazine, Feb. 2009

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