February is National Heart Health Month
There are a lot of red foods and many are good for your heart!
- Strawberries are only 43 calories per cup and contain Vitamin C, folate, potassium and cancer fighting flavonoids.
- Tomatoes are a great source of Vitamin C and K, also Vitamin A, and antioxidants and cancer fighters carotenoids lutein and lycopene. The skins contain many phytonutrients, so eat them too! Buying organic is recommended due to pesticides used during growth of many tomato plants.
- Red Beans are a great source of plant based protein, fiber, folate, iron, manganese, copper, potassium and several other minerals. Dried beans are recommended over canned beans due to the BPA lining of most cans.
- Beets have naturally occurring nitrates which have been shown to improve athletic performance including endurance and speed.
- Peppers contain vitamin C, A, B6, and are full of antioxidants. Organic produce is recommended here as well.
Other red foods that you should include in your diet are cherries, raspberries, watermelon, cranberries, pomegranates, and even apples.
Take care of your health and your heart!
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