Protect your health by including these nutrients in your regular diet:
- Antioxidants (almonds, broccoli) can prevent cholesterol from damaging the linings of your arteries.
- B vitamins (sweet potatoes) help reduce the risk of stroke and peripheral artery disease by lowering homocysteine levels.
- Omega-3 fatty acids (salmon) can decrease your heart attack risk.
- Dietary fiber (apples, red beans) helps lower your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol level.