25 Incredible Foods For Heart Health

By Eloïse Reyns / Nutrition / December 4th, 2020

18. Cherries

Cherries

Cherries are a tasty fruit with a wide variety of health benefits. A study by the British Journal Of Nutrition found that they can help to reduce blood pressure. High blood pressure greatly increases your risk of heart attack, so monitoring a lowering your blood pressure wherever possible is vital for your heart health.

These fruits contain antioxidants and polyphenols ( a plant chemical) which are both great for your body. They help to reduce the amount of inflammation in your body. Inflammation causes plaque to build up in the vessels of the body, which go on to build up, create blockages, and cause heart attacks and strokes. Foods containing polyphenols also fight your chances of developing other diseases like diabetes and cancer.

Interestingly, cherries have also been proven to improve exercise performance and reduce recovery time after a workout! So if you’re planning to hit the gym, have a handful of cherries before you go.

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