5 Heart-Healthy Foods

Embrace American Heart Month with these food that keep your heart beating happily.

 

Almonds

Nutrients Protein, fiber, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium
Benefits May reduce risk of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease; can assist with blood sugar control
Get it from Vulcan Wrap at Davey Jones Deli, Sausalito.

 

 

Black Beans

Nutrients Fiber, protein, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium
Benefits Can lower bad cholesterol levels, protect bones, improve blood pressure
Get it from Combination plate with black beans at Carmen’s La Hacienda, Novato.

 

 

Flaxseed

Nutrients Omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, fiber, thiamine
Benefits Can help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes
Get it from Matcha energy bars at Urban Remedy, Fairfax, Mill Valley, San Rafael.

 

 

Salmon

Nutrients Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin B, potassium, selenium
Benefits May benefit weight control, help fight inflammation, protect brain health
Get it from Salmone Alla Griglia at Frantoio Ristorante, Mill Valley.

 

 

Spinach

Nutrients Potassium, zinc, magnesium, iron, calcium
Benefits Improves eyesight, can lower blood pressure, help build stronger muscles
Get it from Gnudi with spinach ricotta pillows at Poggio Trattoria, Sausalito.

 

 

This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine's print edition with the headline: "On Beat".

 

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