Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love and affection, but it's also a great opportunity to focus on heart health. Eating a diet rich in heart-healthy foods can reduce the risk of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death worldwide. Here are some foods to include in your Valentine's Day meal to support a healthy heart:
Fish, especially fatty fish like salmon, tuna, and sardines, are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Berries, such as strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, are high in antioxidants, which can help protect the heart by preventing damage to blood vessels.
Try this heart healthy fruit salad, use soft fruits to make the hearts and add plenty of berries.
- Nuts and seeds:
- Whole grains:
- Leafy greens:
- Dark chocolate:
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When it comes to preparing a heart-healthy Valentine's Day meal, focus on incorporating these foods in your menu. Try a salad with mixed greens, nuts and berries; or a fish dish with quinoa and a side of roasted vegetables. And finish the meal with a piece of dark chocolate for dessert.
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