Heart Healthy Foods

Jun 18, 2021

If you want to support your heart health, as you are losing weight with bariatric surgery, consider regularly adding these foods to your diet.

Avocados – Avocados are a rich source of monounsaturated fats which are heart healthy.  Watch your portion size though!  They are high in calories.

Berries – Antioxidants such as anthocyanins (flavonoids) protect against inflammation.  Inflammation contributes to the development of heart disease.  Blackberries, blueberries and strawberries all are rich in anthocyanins.

Green Leafy Vegetables – You can’t get much better sources of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than spinach, kale and collard greens (without added fat).

Olive Oil –Use in limited amounts (still 100 calories/ tablespoon) however it has both monounsaturated fats and antioxidants to reduce inflammation.

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