Red wine is another treat that protects the heart. Wine drinkers who have a glass, in moderation of course, have higher HDL levels, which protect the heart and arteries.
Chia seeds have made their claim to fame for their high fiber content but they also offer unsaturated fatty acids, which the American Heart Association recommends to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Kale. We love what it does for our bodies but we don’t always love its flavor. However, if you can get past its earthy taste, you’ll receive a lot of health benefits. A 2018 study in the journal Nutrients found that consuming 5-6 of leafy green vegetables such as kale abated the risk of cardiovascular disease.