Here are 6 superfoods for a strong, healthy heart

Berries are packed with antioxidant polyphenols, which help reduce the risk of heart disease and improve cardiovascular health, according to research.

Berries

Healthy fats, like those found in avocado, are essential to a healthy heart, according to the Heart Foundation.

Avocados

Chocolate is typically considered a dessert food but dark chocolate is rich in nutrients. Dark chocolate is packed with flavanols, a type of flavonoid that benefits the heart, helps with cell rebuilding and can help lower blood pressure, per Cleveland Clinic.

Dark chocolate

Regularly eating nuts, particularly walnuts, is associated with lower risk of heart disease and heart disease mortality, a 2019 study reports.

Walnuts

Tomatoes are loaded with potassium, fiber, folate, vitamins C and K and lycopene — an antioxidant that can help protect against heart disease, per VeryWellHealth.

Tomatoes

Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines and lake trout are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which aid in lowering blood pressure and reducing fats in the bloodstream, per the Mayo Clinic.

Oily fish

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