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35 Heart-Healthy Superfoods

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.

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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.

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