No Magic Foods Prevent Heart Disease

by Jodee on May 4, 2009

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were some foods that you could eat that would prevent heart disease? Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. While there is no magic pill or food that will guarantee you will never be affected by heart disease, you can make good choices about the foods you eat and lower your risk.

Here are some examples of foods that you should include in your heart-healthy diet:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Garlic
  • Legumes
  • Oily fish, such as mackerel, tuna, and salmon
  • Seeds and nuts
  • Tea
  • Vegetable oil (choose corn, safflower, or soy)
  • Whole grain cereal products

Alcohol, when consumed in moderation, can reduce your risk of heart disease. “Moderation” means no more than two drinks a day if you are a man and one per day if you are a woman).

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