It’s the truth! Your plate has the secret to a healthy ticker…one that doesn’t miss a beat!  Focus on how to load up your plate for a healthy heart. Berries…blueberries, strawberries, raspberries are a good source of antioxidants, fiber, phytonutrients. CHIA Seeds. These tiny seeds are essentially flavorless. They don’t require grinding or cooking; add them to anything from rice pilaf to lean burgers.  They have lots of antioxidants, fiber, electrolytes, phytonutrients, and unsaturated fats. Broccoli…steamed or roasted until crisp-tender. Great source of antioxidants, fiber, electrolytes, phytonutrients. Fish…those with low contaminants are wild salmon, herring and rainbow trout…they have antioxidants and unsaturated fats. Dark Greens…leafy picks such as kale, collard greens and mustard greens are especially nutritious when steamed. Add them to a baked macaroni dish as a quick nutrition booster.  Great source of antioxidants, fiber, electrolytes, phytonutrients.

Key heart nutrients are Antioxidants, Fiber, Electrolytes, Phytonutrients and Unsaturated fats.  Stay tuned for more….

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