10. Fatty Fish
Don’t let the word ‘fatty’ let you fool you into thinking fatty fish aren’t healthy! Fatty fish are a delicious and healthy addition to any diet. Some examples of fatty fish include salmon, mackerel, and trout. Not all fats are created equal. Some fats, like the fats found in fish, help to lower blood pressure – relieving pressure on your heart.
In fact, adding two servings per week of fatty fish to your diet is recommended by the American Heart Association. The Omega-3 present in fatty fish is proven to lower risk factors associated with heart disease. They stop blood platelets from clumping together and therefore reduce the risk of developing blood clots that could lead to heart attacks and strokes. They help to keep the walls of your arteries clear of blockages and aid in reducing inflammation in your body.
Omega-3 rich foods also help with mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. If that wasn’t enough, they’re also fantastic for your eye and brain health.