I recommend you add the fatty foods below for a healthier heart and overall wellbeing;

Fatty fish

Fatty fish provide omega-3 fatty acids and other unsaturated fats which can help lower inflammation, fuel body processes and minimize the risk of heart or mental conditions. Fatty fish like tuna, sardines, mackerel, salmon, trout and herring are loaded with healthy fats for a better heart. Ensure have 2 to 3 servings of well-cooked fatty fish weekly. Add the fish in soups, or as snacks to curb the hunger feelings.

Flax seed

Flax seeds are excellent sources of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, and unsaturated fats. These fats can improve heart rhythm, regulate blood pressure and lower inflammation promoting healthier heart. Flax seeds are also loaded with fiber which increases satiety and reduce bad cholesterol. The antioxidants in these seeds can prevent cell damage by oxidative stress. You can cook using flax seed oil or add the seeds in desserts and smoothies.


Avocado are super healthy fruits rich in oleic monounsaturated fats that support heart health by preventing inflammation. Avocados are packed with dietary fiber that improves digestion and gut health. It also contains potassium minerals that are essential for improving eye health. Consuming a half or one avocado daily either in salads, smoothies, or as an after meal fruit is good for your heart.

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