It’s very fitting that Valentine’s Day falls in the same month as American Heart Month. If you are cooking dinner this Valentine’s Day, show some love for both your special someone and your heart by incorporating these 3 foods into your dinner menu.
When I think of heart health, salmon is usually one of the first foods that come to mind. It’s loaded with omega-3s, is high in protein, and has a rich and flavorful taste. Intimidated by cooking salmon? Check out the no-fuss recipe below that’s ready in less than 15 minutes.
Avocados are high in potassium, which is a nutrient that can help naturally lower blood pressure levels. They are also known as the only fruit that contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, making them one of the best foods for heart health. Slice them and add to a side salad or mash them up and use instead of butter or oil in a baking recipe for a heart-healthy boost.
Also high in potassium and filled with antioxidants and fiber, strawberries are a sweet way to end a special dinner. Dip fresh strawberries in dark chocolate for a festive and satisfying dessert. Choose dark chocolate with at least 70% cacao for the most heart-healthy benefits.