Our Top 15 Heart-Healthy Foods

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Research shows that eating a variety of certain foods can lower your risk of heart disease. Here’s the science behind the best 15 heart-healthy choices—plus tasty recipes.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the U.S., claiming one out of every four lives. And while you might think it won’t happen to you (you’ve got great genes, right?), over time, poor eating habits-those venti flavored lattes, desk-side snacks and late-night pizza runs-can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol and inflammation, raising your risk for heart attack and stroke.

So do your heart a favor. Swap those old diet choices for the heart-healthy foods below. Here’s why they can help keep your ticker going strong-plus delicious ways to enjoy them.

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