Slideshow: 25 Heart-Healthy Foods to Protect Your Cardiovascular System

Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor on Thursday, December 17, 2009

Heart-shaped measuring tape and fruits.

Fresh, wild salmon fillet steaks.

Top view of wooden spoon with ground flax seeds on it.

A bowl of oatmeal and fresh blueberries for a healthy breakfast.

Bowl of black bean soup.

Bowl full of fresh almonds.


Two glasses of red wine and bottle on a table.

Herb-crusted seared tuna.

Cubes of fresh tofu garnished with spring onion slices on a plate with chopsticks.

A bowl of brown rice.

Soy milk with fresh & dry soybeans.

An assortment of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.

Fresh carrots at an organic farmers market.

A spinach and strawberry salad served with chopped walnuts.

A bowl of steamed broccoli.

Baked chunks of sweet potatoes in a bowl.

A red bell pepper and fresh vegetables on a cutting board.

Asparagus cooking on the grill.

A fresh glass of orange juice amongst oranges.


Acorn squash.

Cubes and wedges of fresh cut cantaloupe.

Sliced papaya.

Dark chocolate hearts.

Cup of tea with different leaves in bowls.

Heart-healthy Nutrients Guide.

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