Eat Your Way to A Healthy Heart

The adage, “you are what you eat,” is true. The condition of your body is a direct result of the type of food that you consume. Keeping your cardiovascular system healthy is critical to a long and healthy life. Trading high fat, sugar, and sodium diets for a heart healthy diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, fish, nuts, and hormone-free poultry, is essential to eating your way to a healthy heart.

Here is a list of foods that you can now add to your shopping list today to start eating your way to a healthier heart: salmon, almonds, asparagus, dark chocolate, red apples, green leafy vegetables, extra-virgin olive oil, blueberries, avocados, walnuts, garlic, oatmeal, red wine, flax seeds, green tea, chia seeds, broccoli.

For more information on the American Heart Association’s dietary guidelines, visit: and always discuss any dietary or lifestyle changes with your physician. To schedule an annual physical at any of our convenient Primary Medical Care Center community clinics, you may visit our website at, or call (305)751-1500 for our Miami-Dade clinic, or (954)289-0000 for our Broward clinic.