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These 15 heart-healthy recipes are filled with powerfully protective antioxidants and nutrients. Look to good-fat fish, olive oil, and avocados, along with fiber- and vitamin-filled stars like flaxseed, bulgur, and berries.
Nori and Kale Salad and more
Nori and Kale Salad
Serves 6 / A high-protein, high-vitamin, high-fiber combination that’s a great make-ahead dish. Peppers add color and heart-healthy antioxidants, and sesame oil lowers blood pressure. View recipe.
Edamame and Avocado Salad
Serves 8 / Although low in EFAs, virgin (not refined) olive oil helps protect the heart with phytosterols, which prevent cholesterol absorption. View recipe.
Makes 12 bars / These simple but flavor-packed bars provide heart-healthy fiber, good fats, and aromatic ingredients such as cinnamon and agave nectar (look for agave in the honey section of your natural products store). View recipe.