American Heart Month

The U.S. News & World Report suggests 5 red foods to eat for your heart this February during American Heart Month. Below you will find their suggestions which will add protein, antioxidants, and phytonutrients, which are beneficial in preventing diseases, to your diet.

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Tomatoes: The red coloring in tomatoes has powerful antioxidants that help protect against heart disease and provides a source of potassium and vitamin C.

Tart cherries: Cherries have anti-inflammatory and heart-health benefits and reduce post-exercise muscle and joint pain.

Strawberries:  Eating strawberries in your diet may help manage blood sugar by improving how well insulin works in our bodies.

Red Bell Peppers: These are a source of cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber and powerful antioxidant vitamins A and C, which are good for heart health.

 Red Grapes: Rich in antioxidants and fiber and have been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and reduce heart muscle damage related to a high-salt diet.

Read more on this topic here:

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/02/05/5-red-foods-to-eat-for-your-heart

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