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3 Foods That Help Prevent Heart Disease

Learn about three foods that help prevent heart disease from nutrition expert Alex Jamieson in this Howcast video.

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The 3 groups of foods that help to prevent heart disease are omega-rich foods, phytochemical-rich foods and high-fiber foods. The omega-3-rich foods are things like wild salmon, organic eggs, flax seed, hemp seeds and chia seeds. Omega-3s are really important for reducing overall inflammation throughout your cardiovascular system.

The high-fiber foods that you really want to focus on to help your cardiovascular health and prevent heart disease are whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds. Now, high-fiber foods actually help reduce cholesterol in your body. Your body uses fiber to remove excess cholesterol, so that's super important for your cardiovascular health.

Phytochemical-rich foods are foods like berries, so you can start incorporating organic fresh, seasonal berries and even frozen berries into your daily routine, and that's going to help overall strengthen your heart, your cardiovascular system, your veins, and it's also going to build your blood and help flood your body with chemicals that are going to provide a healthy overall system, as well as your cardiovascular health.

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