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5 Foods That Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

Now, you are well versed in the basics of heart disease Battling regime: Prepare your plate with lots of fruits and vegetables, rich in omega-3 fatty acids in foods and the occasional chocolate treat while minimizing rich black sodium and saturated and trans fats. Well, several recent studies have shown that these foods outshine the rest when it comes to reducing the risk of heart disease.


Good news if blueberry heart: Just one cup a day can help lower blood pressure and reduce arterial stiffness, Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Participants who shot 22 grams of blueberries freeze-dried powder (equal to a cup of fresh berries) for eight weeks were down 5 percent in blood pressure and a decrease of 6.5 percent in arterial stiffness. A reason? Blueberries have helped to increase nitric oxide levels, which is important to dilate blood vessels, almost 69 percent. More research to understand how exactly is needed, blueberries have this effect, but there is no objection to pop the sweet fruits throughout the day.
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