Your heart will beat approximately 2.5 million times over the course of your lifetime. As it does so, it will push millions of gallons of blood throughout your entire body, carrying oxygen, fuel, hormones, and other essential needs to your cells.
Your heart has a lot of work to do in your lifetime, so it’s imperative to keep it healthy! Eating right is key to good heart health; leafy greens are particularly good for your heart. That is why we have come up with these 3 recipes for you to start your own heart-healthy diet.
These 3 heart-healthy recipes are packed with the vitamins and nutrients your heart muscle needs to work well. Plus, they’re full of fresh flavor you’ll adore.
Blueberry Spinach Salad with Feta and Balsamic Vinegar
This deliciously sweet Blueberry Salad Recipe uses spinach as the pathway to a healthier heart. Spinach is full of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, Vitamin B, and fiber — everything your heart needs to thrive.
Plus, eating a cup of blueberries a day has been estimated to promote heart health, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 13%.
Kale, Chorizo, and Chickpea Soup
This soup recipe is one of our favorite soups of all time — it’s flavorful and exciting, while staying generally healthy. If you are looking for a healthy dinner for your family – look no further!
Kale, specifically, it’s an American Heart Association (AHA) approved veggie.
The AHA suggested that the key to reducing cardiovascular disease and blood pressure is to eat more potassium and less sodium. It just so happens that kale is full of healthy potassium and contains little sodium. It’s also good for blood pressure and digestive health!
Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette and Parsley
This easy, care-free arugula salad recipe is a great option for a light meal or invigorating side dish. It can be made under 20 minutes!
With the slightly spicy arugula, tangy lemon juice vinaigrette, and nutty parmesan, it’s a balanced flavor recipe.
Arugula is extremely heart-healthy, offering Vitamin C, K, and folate which can help protect your heart. Similarly, parsley is full of Vitamin C which will also give you the extra heart health boost that you need!