Heart Healthy Meals
8 Surprising Foods for Heart Health
For those who think fiber and cardboard are synonymous, we’ve got a sweet surprise: Just one cup of baked yams provides you with more than 21% of your daily recommended intake of dietary fiber, which helps your body rid itself of bile and the LDL (“bad”) cholesterol it contains. Yams and sweet potatoes also contain beta-carotene, a carotenoid. Carotenoids are heart-protective antioxidants found in many colorful fruits and veggies, like carrots, bell peppers, and tomatoes—all heart smart choices.