5 Ways to Eat Heart Healthy through the Holiday Season


3. The best veggies to add to your meals

Asparagus is high in antioxidants and fiber (fiber helps to pull fat and cholesterol out of your system), which makes it a delicious powerhouse to protect your heart. Tomatoes are also high in antioxidants, vitamin C, and fiber. Spinach is a great alternative to regular lettuce, and it adds not only an interesting texture, but also an addition of antioxidants, fiber, folate, magnesium, calcium, and potassium (all of those electrolytes help your heart to work optimally.) Sweet potatoes are not only full of flavor, but they are high in fiber, vitamins (A,C, and E), and antioxidants as well. Red bell peppers are full of, you guessed it, antioxidants, fiber, folate, and potassium. Acorn squash tend to be high in fiber, vitamin B, magnesium, and folate.

It’s important to remember almost all vegetables have certain levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and fibers present in them, but the more colorful vegetables tend to have higher levels of antioxidants, so feel free to search for the prettiest Pinterest veggie spread you can find and add into your holiday meal!

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