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How To Stay Young at Heart with Heart Healthy Recipes

By: The Editors of

Trying to cut calories isn't enough to stay healthy these days. You need to know what foods to eat to not only maintain your health, but also to improve it. Learn how to stay young at heart by including these heart healthy foods in your cooking. We will sharesome unexpected heart healthy foods and why they're so good for you as well as our favorite recipes that taste great and protect your heart.


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The Guide to Unexpected Heart Healthy Foods

Everyone knows that blueberries, salmon and red wine are some of the best heart healthy foods, but what are some other foods that will keep you young at heart? We have compiled an entire list of foods you never would have guessed are so good for you. Check out of list of the top five unexpected heart healthy ingredients.

Acorn Squash

Acorn squash is full of beta-carotene, carotenoids (a heart-protective anti-oxidant), B-complex and C vitamins, folate, calcium, magnesium, potassium and fiber. Wow, that's a lot of goodness! Don't worry if you haven't tried it before. Acorn squash tastes similar to a sweet potato but with a different texture. It is known as a winter squash but is available year-round.

Black Beans

These tasty beans have B-complex vitamins, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, soluble fiber and a bunch of other nutrients. They even have calcium! Start running to your nearest Mexican restaurant.


This soy protein has folate, niacin, calcium, magnesium and potassium. All soy products are actually packed with nutrients. Even if you aren't a vegetarian, we've included some great tofu recipes you have to try.

Red Bell Peppers

Look out for these tasty peppers full of beta-carotene, carotenoids, B-complex vitamins, fiber, folate and even potassium. If you are scared of spicy food you don't have to worry about these tame peppers.


This delicious fruit is packed with beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, carotenoids, Vitamins C and E, folate, calcium, magnesium and potassium.You can eat them plain, top your favorite frozen yogurt with them or incorporate them into a savory sauce.














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