Several dietitians were asked for their favorite heart-protective foods. Here's the list of the 10 superfoods that may help lower your risk of developing heart disease:

1. Sardines -- great source of omega-3 fatty acids and niacin.

2. Mackerel -- another source of omega-3 fats and the antioxidant mineral selenium.

3. Walnuts -- good source of good fats.

 

4. Tofu -- shown to reduce LDL cholesterol.

5. Prunes -- good source of fiber, iron and the antioxidant beta-carotene.

 

 

6. Plums -- good source of fiber, iron and the antioxidant beta-carotene.

7. Oatmeal -- low on glycemic index and an instant boost of fiber.

 

 

Kidney beans -- low-fat, high in soluble fiber and low on the glycemic index.

 

 

9. Chickpeas -- low-fat, high in soluble fiber and low on the glycemic index.

 

 

 

10. Barley -- combats constipation, good source of iron and other minerals.

 





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