These are all foods that, in short, are super beneficial to your health, particularly your heart. Plus, the study found that death from cardiometabolic disease is associated with not getting enough of these in your diet.
• Fruits and vegetables are, of course, a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
• Nuts and seeds provide heart-healthy fats.
• Whole grains contain dietary fiber and may help lower cholesterol and risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
• Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and trout, can help decrease triglyceride levels and benefit heart health.
• Polyunsaturated fats (found in fatty fish, walnuts, tofu, corn and sunflower oils, etc.), are heart-healthy fats that contain both omega-3s and omega-6s (another essential fatty acid). And when these fats replace some saturated fats in the diet, they can improve cholesterol.