1. Consume fish that is high in omega-3s, such as trout, salmon, tuna, mackerel, and herring.
2. Snacking on some heart-healthy nuts, such walnuts or almonds, will sate your hunger and benefit your heart.
3. Berries are loaded in soluble fiber and heart-healthy phytochemicals. Try adding raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, or blueberries to your cereal or yogurt.
4. Seeds. Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and phytoestogens found in flaxseeds support heart health. To get the most benefit, take them ground or milled. Chia seeds may be eaten whole and are a good source of protein, fiber, and omega 3.
5. Nutrient-dense comfort food extraordinaire is oats. If you don't like cooked oats, try toasting them and adding them to salads, yogurt, or trail mixes.
6. Legume. Dried legumes and beans, such black, kidney, pinto, or garbanzo beans, are rich in minerals, fiber, and B vitamins. Chili for veggies, anyone?