It’s great to know that fish oil and CoQ10 supplements help in supporting a healthy heart, but what about the kinds of foods that are great heart boosters? Here’s a quick run-down of what to nosh on in order to keep your heart up to par.
- Fish – The American Heart Association suggests eating 2 servings of fatty fish a week in order to keep up with your fish oil intake. Wondering what fatty fish are? They’re fish like lake trout, salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines and albacore tuna. Everyone loves a good tuna sandwich, but try some sardines on plain crackers for a snack with some kick!
- Oils – Although you may have been frightened away from using oils in your food, some of them are chalk full of CoQ10 and can be wonderful for your heart. Oils such as soybean, sesame, and cottonseed oils are excellent for cooking and sautéing, and can also help protect your heart. Just follow the “use sparingly” logic, and you’ll be adding flavor to your food without too much fat.
- Nuts – Nuts are a never-ending source of good news. Aside from being a great, high-protein snack during your afternoon blood sugar crash, some of them also contain CoQ10. Snack on pistachios, walnuts, and hazelnuts, for starters, which are easy to shell and crack at your desk. As an added bonus, working for your snack will help you to feel more satisfied, and less likely to keep reaching for more when you’re full.
- Veggies – Although they contain a smaller amount of CoQ10, veggies are always a great idea to keep up your good health. Spinach, broccoli, garlic, peas, and cauliflower are just a few of the veggies you can count on for a small dose of CoQ10, and an extra dose of good health.