1/4Chopped Red Bell PepperThese are a particularly good choice for heart health as they are full of lycopene, which is not found in green peppers. They are also a source of cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber and powerful antioxidant vitamins A and C, which are good for heart health.
1Sliced Green OnionOnion are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Some benefits may include reducing the risk of heart disease.
1InchFreshly Grated GingerThis is supported by a study in hypothyroid rats, where ginger extract lowered LDL cholesterol to a similar extent as the cholesterol-lowering drug atorvastatin . Both studies also showed reductions in total cholesterol and blood triglycerides.
10Sliced Organic Red Grapesed Grapes: Rich in antioxidants and fiber, red grapes are very heart-healthy. Red grapes have been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and reduce heart muscle damage related to a high-salt diet. This heart health research on red grapes is impressive, so eat them up.
1StalkSliced and Diced CeleryAnti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of celery make it become an ideal food for patients with high cholesterol levels and blood pressure, as well as heart disease.
3TablespoonsAvocado Oil MayonnaiseHellmann’s Avocado Oil Mayonnaise Dressing combines a blend of oils (avocado, canola, and soy). It is high in Omega-3’s which are good for your heart.
1CupTri-Colored Cabbage/slawThe high polyphenol content in cabbage might reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by preventing platelet buildup and reducing blood pressure.
1PackageOrganic Spinach & Butter Leaf LettuceSpinach is a really great heart-healthy food. Spinach has just about everything your heart needs, including plenty of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, B vitamins, and fiber. Folate is important for building and maintaining healthy cells, especially healthy red blood cells needed for heart health.
HandfulChopped AlmondsThe health benefits of almonds include lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels.
HandfulChopped Basil LeavesBasil has so many beneficial properties immune booster, blood vessel protector, and antioxidants.