7. Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are a nutrition power house that offer maximum nutritional benefits and minimal calories. Just a spoonful of chia seeds helps reduce bad cholesterol and aids in the reduction of plaque buildup. It also helps lower blood pressure and triglycerides.
Chia seeds can be eaten by the spoonful, blended into smoothies, or stirred into soups. They also make a great salad or yogurt topper.
Blueberries contain a good amount of beta-carotene and lutein (carotenoids), anthocyanin (a flavonoid), ellagic acid (a polyphenol), vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium and fiber. All these healthy nutrients support heart health.
People who eat at least one serving of blueberries per week are 10% less likely to develop high blood pressure. You can add fresh or dried blueberries to cereal, pancakes, or yogurt. Cranberries, strawberries and raspberries are also good for heart health.