7 Foods for Your Heart's Health

Heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest–most people would not dream of any of these to happen to them.

Often such heart conditions cripple a person without much warning.  Furthermore, many younger people’s heart health is suffering.

Unhealthy foods can cause build-up in your arteries and prevent blood from reaching your heart.

Stress levels are higher than ever before due to factors such as high pressure at work and unrealistic expectations in your every day life, thanks to social media.

Sugeries on the heart are very delicate and risky.  It’s easier and less stressful to take care of your heart before something terrible happens.


1.  Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is a superfood rich in antiodixants.  Be sure to purchase organic, high quality chocolate without added sugar.  Here are some warnings about specific brands of chocolate.

2.  Broccoli

According to Dr. Joseph Mercola:

“On average, those who ate at least three daily servings of cruciferous veggies [broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable] had nearly 0.05 millimeters (mm) thinner carotid arterial walls (the artery in your neck) than those who ate two servings or less. Each 0.1-mm decrease in thickness is associated with a decreased stroke and heart attack risk ranging from 10 to 18 percent, so the results were considered rather significant.” 

3.  Garlic

You probably already know that garlic is excellent for your immunity.  It is good for your heart health too by balancing your blood pressure!  Consume is raw or in pill form if you absolutely can’t stand the smell or taste.

4.  Avocados

If you like guacamole, you can be even happier now!  I love eating avocados with a little bit of sea salt or salsa.  You can also add avocado to your salads.

5.  Walnuts

Walnuts are a very healthy snack or addition to foods such as granola or trail mix.  Consuming them regularly may lower your risk of heart disease.

6.  Squash

Squash is vital for your heart’s health because of the high amounts of magnesium in it.  Since there are numerous varieties of squash, you can choose which one you prefer and eat it roasted, baked, or steamed!

7.  Berries

Berries are low in sugar and high in antioxidants and other nutrients that reduce oxidative stress and inflammation of your heart.

Buy berries frozen and add them to your smoothies and protein shakes.  Fresh berries make excellent snacks!

Be cautious of berry juice with added sugars, however!

Here are some other products that can support your heart’s health.  Consult with your doctor before taking any nutritional supplement. 

This one features a blend of oils to provide you with a perfectly balanced omega-3 supplement. Fish, calamari and high oleic olive oil support key areas of your body, including cardiovascular, digestive, immune, brain and eye health.

Vitamin C is among the safest and most effective nutrients, helping your body protect itself against immune deficiencies, cardiovascular problems and aging skin.