Health Tip: Opt for Heart-Healthy Holiday Foods
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Choose items rich in antioxidants
By Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Give your heart a holiday gift this year and choose delicious, heart-healthy foods.
The American Heart Association suggests these holiday treats:
- Antioxidant-rich sweet potatoes, as well as pumpkin, winter squash and acorn squash.
- Brussels sprouts (sprinkled with a pinch of brown sugar and salt) and other green leafy veggies, such as broccoli, kale, cauliflower or collard greens.
- Unsalted roasted nuts, especially almonds.
- Salmon and other heart-healthy fish, such as mackerel, sardines, tuna and herring.
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