Delicious Heart Healthy Foods

Heart shaped bowl filled with berries.
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Exercising and eating right are two ways that you can help keep your heart healthy. If you are struggling to figure out what foods are considered healthy, check out Elmhurst Extended Care Center’s most recent blog.  

EECC’s blog breaks down 7 foods that are both delicious and great for your heart. The first food that they suggest is berries. The berries can range from blueberries, strawberries, and more. Berries are great because they help the cells that line your blood vessels. With the extra help, blood pressure and blood clotting are better controlled. In other words, berries can reduce bad cholesterol and inflammation. 

If berries are not to your liking, you can always try including more dark chocolate in your diet. While adding chocolate might seem like a contradiction, it has actually proven to lower the risk of coronary heart disease by 57%. Dark chocolate helps decrease plaque buildup in arteries so your heart can be healthier. There are 5 more foods that EECC recommends if the first two do not catch your eye, so do not hesitate to read the whole blog. 

For more information, visit 7 Delicious Foods to Keep Your Heart Healthy