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According to the National Center for Health Statistics , heart disease is the leading causing of death in both men and women . Certain factors beyond an individual ' s control , such as family history and age , affect his or her risk of developing heart disease , but men and women are not helpless against heart disease .
Diet can be a friend or foe with regard to heart disease . A bad diet may elevate a person ' s risk for high blood pressure , heart attack or stroke , while a diet rich in heart-healthy foods can lower that risk . The following are a handful of hearthealthy foods for men and women who want to begin the new year on a nourishing foot .
· Raisins : Researchers from the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center found that consuming raisins three times a day may significantly lower blood pressure among individuals with mild increases in blood pressure . Raisins can help combat the growth of a type of bacteria that causes gum disease , which few people may know is linked to heart disease . In lieu of reaching for cookies or potato chips come snack time , opt for heart-healthy raisins instead .
· Salmon : Though its label as a fatty fish may lead some to question its nutritional

Heart-healthy foods for the year ahead

properties , salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids , which can decrease a person ' s risk of developing an abnormal heartbeat ( arrhythmia ), slightly lower blood pressure and slow the growth of atherosclerotic plaque , the buildup of which can contribute to heart attack , stroke or even death . Albacore tuna , herring and lake trout are additional examples of hearthealthy fatty fish .
· Whole grains : Whole grains help men and women maintain healthy weights while lowering their risk for heart disease , making them perfect dietary additions for anyone who resolves to lose weight and protect their heart in the year ahead . According to the American Heart Association , whole grains , such as whole wheat , oats / oatmeal , rye , barley , and brown rice , are great sources of dietary fiber , while refined grains like white rice and enriched bread contain little fiber . That ' s an important distinction , as dietary fiber can improve blood cholesterol levels and lower risk of heart disease and stroke .
· Tomatoes : Researchers at Boston ' s Tufts University analyzed more than a decade ' s worth of data in an effort to discover the effects of lycopene , which is the antioxidant responsible for giving

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tomatoes their familiar red color , on the cardiovascular system . They ultimately discovered that people who regularly consumed foods with lycopene over an 11-year period reduced their risk of coronary heart disease by 26 percent . The lycopene found in tomatoes may be even more accessible when they are cooked .
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Aspiring to eat healthier is a goal for many people come the dawn of a new year . For more information about hearthealthy foods , visit www . heart . org .
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