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22 Heart-Healthy Foods to Start Eating ASAP

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Protecting your heart goes beyond avoiding unhealthy foods. To slash your risk of heart disease it’s also important to up your intake of nutrient rich and high fiber foods, as well as healthful fats. Heart-healthy foods While deaths due to heart disease have dropped in recent years, it's still the  No. 1 killer of Americans , according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news? We now know a ton more about how to prevent cardiovascular disease, which includes both  strokes  and heart attacks —and it's clear that healthy eating and living (like exercising more !) can make a huge difference. Here, nutritionists highlight what you should be including in your diet to keep your ticker happy for decades to come. Salmon Salmon and other fatty fish such as sardines and mackerel are the superstars of heart-healthy foods. That's because they contain copious amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, shown in studies to lower the risk of arrhythmia  (irregula