Six Heart Healthy Foods To Incorporate In Your Diet

Published on June 11, 2020

One of my main goals is that I want to stay as healthy as possible and be able to keep up with the demands of everyday life. If I’m not mistaken, I’m pretty sure that is everyone’s goal in life. We all want to stay as healthy as possible throughout our lives, but it can be tough, especially when delicious brownies, donuts, candy, and other sweets get in our way. Some days we want to lay around and not workout or do anything, but we have to keep going. Whatever it may be, we all have those “bad” days. 

I know for myself I’m always trying to find the next healthiest thing that I can eat so that I know that I’m putting the good stuff in my body and not the bad. Sometimes I’ve always wondered what would happen if we knew exactly what to put in our bodies to help us? Would we do it? Would we try to make recipes to fit those needs? Well, let’s put that to the test and try it out, shall we? 

The heart is one of the largest organs in our bodies, so what if we ate the right foods for our hearts? Would we try those foods, or would we brush them off and continue with our everyday lives? If you’re curious enough and have made it this far, here are some foods that are said to be good for our hearts.


Who doesn’t love to munch on some berries now and again? Let me tell you I can eat strawberries and blueberries like potato chips. If you didn’t know they are some of the healthiest foods, you could eat as they are low in calories but high in fiber and vitamin C. Heart benefits include lowering blood pressure and cholesterol and reducing stress.


According to Health Essentials, “oats are the comfort-food nutrient powerhouse.” Oats may lower the risk of heart disease as well. There are many ways you can have your oats if you don’t like cooking them, you can try toasting them to put them on your yogurt, salads or add them to your trail mix. 

Red Wine 

Red Wine can help improve a good HDL cholesterol level. Yes, ladies, go ahead and have yourself a glass a wine trust me it’s right for you. A 4-ounce glass wine is all you need; men should have two men and one for women.

Brown Rice 

Brown Rice is always a great side dish to any meal, and trust me; you can’t go wrong with an excellent brown rice dish. Whether it may be with a stew, with some grilled veggies or whatever pairing you may like with brown rice. “Brown rice provides B complex vitamin, magnesium, and fiber.”

Fish (Salmon, Tuna) 

As salmon and tuna are useful for stress, it’s good for your heart as well. That’s what I’m talking about a two for one deal. Hey everyone, please make sure you stock up on your fish because it has got your back. 

Greens (Spinach, Broccoli, etc.)

According to Penn Medicine, “greens are rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals – especially an important B vitamin called folate that is helpful for heart decease prevention” So kids, remember your parents weren’t lying to you when they say your greens are healthy for you. 

Jori Ayers is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily based in Tampa, Florida. She was formerly with the editorial team at Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

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