25 Incredible Foods For Heart Health

By Eloïse Reyns / Nutrition / December 4th, 2020

5. Black Beans

Black Beans

Black beans might be small, but they are full of nutrients that are healthy for your heart. They’re low in cholesterol (which is bad for heart health) while being high in folate and antioxidants that are fantastic for lowering your blood pressure. High blood pressure is the cause of many heart problems, so blood pressure stabilising foods like black beans are a fantastic addition to your diet. A study showed that eating one serving of dried beans each day can reduce the risk of heart attack by up to a staggering 38%.

As well as their benefits for heart health, black beans contain calcium and phosphorus that aid in keeping your bones healthy. If that wasn’t enough – there’s even evidence that they help in preventing cancer! This is because they contain Selenium, which aids in detoxifying cancer-causing enzymes in the body.

Black beans can be eaten in salads and are popular in Mexican dishes, such and quesadillas, and tacos. Or, hide them in soups.

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