Oat

A bowl of oatmeal is full of omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium. This fiber-rich superfood can lower levels of LDL (or bad) cholesterol and help keep arteries clear.

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Salmon

Salmon is a super food rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Regular consumption of salmon can effectively reduce blood pressure and keep clotting at bay.

Aim for two servings per week, which may reduce your risk of dying of a heart attack by up to one-third.

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Avocado

Prepare avocado salad thrice a week and save money on health bills. Packed with monounsaturated fat, avocados can help lower LDL levels while raising the amount of HDL cholesterol in your body.

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Olive oil

Olive oil has amazing health and beauty benefits. Full of monounsaturated fats, olive oil lowers bad LDL cholesterol and reduces your risk of developing heart disease.

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Soy

Soy may lower cholesterol, and since it is low in saturated fat, it's still a great source of lean protein in a heart-healthy diet.

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Dark chocolate

Cocoa contains phenols — antiseptic, anti-inflammatory compounds that reduce your risk of heart disease by keeping fat-like substances from oxidizing in the blood and clogging your arteries.Eating 6 ounces of dark chocolate a day lowers bad cholesterol.

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