The Ten Best Foods for Your Heart

With so many food choices out there it is hard to know which are the best options. Here is a list of ten fat burning foods that are extremely good for your heart health and will also help you to achieve quick weight loss.

1. Oatmeal
This whole grain is full of omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium, and fiber. A great way to start the day and keep you full!

2. Salmon
A low calorie option full of lean protien and omega-3 fatty acids. A great meal in and of itself!

3. Avocado
Contains monounsaturated fat which lowers LDL cholestorol while increaseing HDL cholesterol. Try it in with cottage cheese, sliced on a sandwhich, chopped in a salad, or on crackers with hummus.

4. Olive Oil
Full of monounsaturated fats, it lowers bad LDL cholesterol and reduces your risk of developing heart disease. Use it in salad dressings or in place of butter when cooking.

5. Nuts
There are a lot of options when it comes to nuts, so try a variety. They are a great source of healthy fat and omega-3 fatty acids. They are a great snack, or taste great atop a salad.

6. Berries...all sorts!
Aside from tasting amazing, berries are anti-inflammatories, which reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. Eat them plain, with yogurt, in a fruit salad, or on top of a whole grain cereal.

7. Legumes (Think lentils, black and kidney beans, & chickpeas)
These little delights are full of omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and soluble fiber. They are a great source of lean protein. Add them to your salads, soups, or eat them plain.

8. Spinach
A great veggie containing; lutein, folate, potassium, and fiber. Toss some in a salad, bake it into a whole grain pasta dish, add to a sandwhich, or wrap.

9. Flaxseed
A grain full of fiber and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Sprinkle ground flaxseed on cereal or salads. Add a tbs to your cookies, bread, or pancakes. (Make sure it's ground, or else it will just pass right through you.)

10. Soy
A lean protein that is low in cholesterol and fat. Try soy beans on salad, soy milk, or edamame.

These foods are easy to add in to your healthy diet, and can make a big difference in the way you feel and look! Read for more tips on how to lose belly fat.