25 of the Best Foods to Stop the #1 Killer in America

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6. Carrots

Baby carrots are sweet and easy to munch on anytime. They are also a good source of fiber and heart healthy alpha-carotene.

 

7. Broccoli

You knew this one would make the list, didn’t you? Broccoli is loaded with beta-carotene, potassium, calcium, fiber, folate, and vitamins C and E. Add broccoli to your soups and salads!

 

8. Red Bell Peppers

These sweet vegetables, which look spicy but really aren’t, have lutein, beta-carotene, B complex vitamins, potassium, folates, and fiber. Try adding them to sandwiches, salads, or simply rub with olive oil and grill or roast in the oven until tender.

 

9. Oranges

Orange juice is an American staple at the breakfast table, but be sure that you are either squeezing the oranges yourself or that you are purchasing pure orange juice, as most juices contain tons of sugar. Peel some oranges and keep them in the fridge so they are ready for snacking.

 

10. Acorn Squash

Baked squash is one of the best comfort foods on cold, chilly days. They are also a super food for your heart, as they have B complex and vitamin C, calcium, beta-carotene, lutein, potassium, and fiber galore.

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