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A Heart of Gold

Did you know that by consuming the right fresh foods full of healthy fats and antioxidants can reduce the risks of heart disease and heart attacks? Let’s take a look…

All kinds of berries; Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries!! Due to their anti inflammatory properties, these bad boys can reduce the risks of cancer and heart disease..
Olive Oil
This oil is known to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and reducing the risks of heart disease!! When choosing your olive oil, make sure to eye out the extra virgin variety types because they are the least processed. Best to be consumed at warm temperature on salads or meals but can also be used to cook with.
Macademia nuts, almonds and walnuts are great sources of omega 3s, mono and polyunsaturated fats. These 3 are amazing sources of healthy fatty acids for the heart and a great addition of fiber into our daily eating!!
Coarse or steel cut oats are the winners here. These super oats are not only rich in fiber but also in omega 3s, potassium and folate! Oatmeal lowers your bad cholesterol (LDL) and helps keep the arteries clean and clear!!
This nice leafy green is amazing!! The calcium content in spinach not only strengthens bones but its fiber, folic acid, magnesium help control cancer, especially colon, lung and breast cancers. It also contains folate which also lowers the blood levels of something called homocysteine, a protein that damages arteries. So spinach also helps protect against heart disease. Another goodie about this leaf is that the flavonoids in it help protect against age related memory loss. Its secret weapon: lutein. It makes it one of the best foods in the world to prevent cataracts, as well as age related macular ( an oval-shaped highly pigmented yellow spot near the center of the retina of the human eye) degeneration, the leading cause of preventable blindness in the elderly.
So next time if you’re wondering about what foods to consume to keep your ticker in top shape, remember the acronym “BONOS”
…..Berries, olive oil, nuts, oatmeal and spinach….