These good-for-you foods can lower your cholesterol, blood pressure and heart disease risk. They can help you lose weight, too.
By Sally Kuzemchak, M.S., R.D.
Fatty fish like salmon and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which may prevent arrhythmias (irregular heart rates) and lower triglycerides. A recent study found that women who ate the most omega-3s had the lowest risk of dying of heart disease. The AHA recommends eating fish twice a week, preferably fatty fish.