7 Veggies for Better Heart Health

Keep your heart healthy with these seven vegetables.

Infographic, 7 Veggies for Better Healthy Heart

Vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet and a healthy heart.


This anti-inflammatory veggie is a good source of soluble fiber and antioxidants. Both may help lower the risk of heart disease.1


Snacking on carrots is a great way to lose weight and lower your cholesterol. The higher your cholesterol, the greater your chance of developing heart disease.2


Whether you like it steamed or raw, broccoli contains potassium, which helps you control your blood pressure.3


Spinach supports healthy blood pressure with its high amounts of potassium.4


In addition to reducing blood pressure, garlic is highly nutritious, boosting vitamin B6 and vitamin C, which lessen the risk of heart disease.5

Green beans

The little pods inside green beans are packed with fiber and folate. These help keep your heart strong.4


This member of the gourd family is full of heart-healthy nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and folate.6

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  1. livescience.com/45295-asparagus-health.html
  2. healthline.com/nutrition/foods/carrots
  3. healthline.com/nutrition/foods/broccoli
  4. healthcentral.com/slideshow/green-veggies-for-healthy-heart
  5. healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-health-benefits-of-garlic

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