Tackle common risk factors for heart disease — without the side effects of medication — by loading up on these heart-healthy foods.
Millions of Americans are prescribed statins to help lower their cholesterol. However, these medications don't address other serious risk factors for heart disease such as high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar. Help your body tackle all of these risks factors and more — without the side effects of medication — by incorporating these heart-healthy foods into your diet.
Don't discard beet greens! One cup of cooked beet greens a day can have seriously heart-healthy benefits. These frequently neglected leaves are a great source of insoluble fiber, a nutrient that helps block the absorption of cholesterol. They are also rich in potassium, which can help lower blood pressure.