Be heart smart: Foods rich in omega-3s

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Cleveland clinic Wellness Newsletter_February 13, 2016
Be heart smart: Foods rich in omega-3s will keep your ticker ticking!
Want a delicious way to improve your heart health? Increasing your consumption of foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids is one of the easiest ways to decrease triglyceride levels and slow the growth of the plaque that can block arteries and increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. The American Heart Association recommends eating two servings of fish — such as salmon, albacore tuna, lake trout, sardines and mackerel — each week. Besides fish, there are plenty of other foods that will keep your heart beating soundly:

Nuts: Walnuts, almonds, cashews, flaxseed and chia seeds are omega-3 powerhouses. Try our Maple-Walnut Baked Apples.
Berries: Just three servings a week of raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries can reduce the risk of heart attack in women by nearly a third! Try our Berry Smoothie.
Legumes: Black and pinto beans, chickpeas, and lentils help improve blood cholesterol levels. Try our Lentil and Arugula Salad with Crunchy Vegetables.