If you want to reduce your risk for heart disease, heart attacks, or strokes, then you need to have the right nutrition plan in place.
Unfortunately, many people DON'T eat the right foods or even have a clue as to what the right foods are for heart health.
There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding different foods. Do eggs cause heart disease? What type of fat is GOOD fat?
In this three part series, you will learn what foods you should be eating to protect your heart and improve your health.
The RIGHT Foods for Breakfast
Today, you will learn what the RIGHT foods are to include with your breakfast.
All of the foods on this list have been proven, time and again, to contain the right nutrients to protect your heart, lower your cholesterol and triglycerides, and improve your heart health.
Plus, they may even help you lose some weight (if that is what you're after).
So what foods should you include for breakfast that could help you prevent a heart attack?
1. Eggs and Egg Whites
Eggs have gotten a very bad reputation over the years due to the yolk that is found in the egg.
The myth behind eggs is that they may increase your cholesterol and lead to cardiovascular disease and heart attacks.
But, truth be told, eggs are a great source of nutrients that may protect your heart. But what about the cholesterol?
The cholesterol found in eggs (and in your diet for that matter) may not contribute to higher cholesterol, or increase your risk for heart disease as much as you think.
And, egg whites (the yolkless part) contain a potent molecule that has been shown to be effective for lowering blood pressure.
Flaxseeds are a great source of the omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA.
Plus, they are a great source of protein, vitamins, and minerals that may contribute to better heart health.
The omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseeds may be ideal for altering the dangerous omega-6 to omega-3 ratio (leads to inflammation and possibly heart disease), which may protect your heart.
You can put these seeds in your morning smoothie, heart-healthy muffins, in cereal, or to top your yogurt.
This tiny, blue fruit is a great addition to any breakfast.
These powerhouses of nutrition contain potent vitamins – such as vitamin C and folate – that are great for protecting your heart from oxidative stress.
Plus, they also contain anthocyanins – potent antioxidants – that may reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, which could significantly reduce your risk for a heart attack.
Add them to cereals, oatmeal, or have them raw for a quick and powerful boost in the morning.
Three Breakfast Foods for Better Heart Health
Breakfast is the MOST important meal of the day. Not only is it a great way to spark your metabolism, but it could also add plenty of nutrients to protect your heart.
Including these THREE foods (plus many others) could reduce your inflammation, damage to your cells, plus provide much needed vitamins and minerals to protect your heart.
Three Foods To NEVER Eat
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