They contain the amino acid l-arginine, which might help promote healthier cholesterol and blood vessel function after a meal that’s high in saturated fat. They are also rich in Vitamin E which helps to lower bad cholesterol levels. Be sure to check that what you are eating is 100% peanuts and there is no added sugar
2. SWEET POTATOES
A medium sweet potato packs 12% of your daily potassium, a mineral that plays an important role in heart health by keeping your sodium levels in check.
Papaya is rich in the antioxidant lycopene which helps to lower cholesterol and stroke risk by reducing inflammation in the body. The lycopene in papaya is also 3x more easily absorbed by the body than in other foods such as tomatoes.
4. PLAIN GREEK YOGURT
Pro-biotic rich yogurt is good for the gut and helps to balance microbiome for a heathier heart. Be sure to select plain, unsweeted variety as many low fat or flavoured yogurts contain a lot of added sugar.
The dietary cholesterol you get in eggs doesn’t translate to higher blood cholesterol that will clog your arteries. Eggs contain carotenoids, which are potent anti-inflammatory antioxidants. They also have the amino acid arginine, which helps dilate blood vessels
When possible, seek out eggs fortified with omega-3s: The fats help lower blood pressure, serving up an extra heart health boost.