This time of year is filled with foods that are harvested in the fall. The cooler temperatures usher in a desire to cook and consume rich foods that are being displayed at your local farmers markets and grocery stores. There are some seasonal fruits and vegetables that are great for your heart health.
Nuts and Seeds – These healthier types of fats can help to prevent heart disease. They are great sources of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. They also provide you with proteins, vitamins and minerals.
Pumpkins- Pumpkin consumption is good for your heart. It’s filled with fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. All of these nutrients support heart health.
Apples- Apples are a heart-healthy choice to reach for when you’re looking for a sweet snack this fall. Eating apples can lower levels of cholesterol and can be associated with lowering plaques and inflammation in your artery walls.
Brussels Sprouts- These little vegetables packed with flavor are filled with fiber, which can help you reduce your cholesterol levels and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. The Vitamin C in them also can help reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. They also are good sources of protein, iron and potassium.
Sweet Potatoes- These beautifully colored potatoes are filled with potassium, which is helpful for your heart. It lowers your blood sugar by maintaining balance in your fluid. In addition, it has electrolytes that help control your heartbeat.
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