It’s incredibly important to be mindful of heart health at all ages, and there are a few easy steps you can take to keep your heart happy. Being mindful of what you consume, particularly by adding at least five servings of vegetables and fruits to your diet every day, is one important step towards heart health.
Snacking isn’t nearly as bad as the rap it’s been given, especially if you opt for healthy, nutrient-packed, unprocessed options. So if you’re looking to support your heart health, here are eight snacks you should be eating.
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Nuts and Seeds
According to the American Heart Association, raw or roasted nuts and seeds make a great snack. They’re packed full of heart-healthy unsaturated fatty acids and protein that keep you full. They also may help lower bad cholesterol contributing to better overall heart health. Nuts and seeds are generally high in calories, so just be sure to be mindful of the portions you’re consuming.