Your life depends, in part, on what you eat. Therefore, if you want to live a healthy life, you need to choose the right foods to eat coupled with proper exercise and positive outlook in life.

One of the aspects in the human body that needs more attention than others is the #heart. Based on statistics, 1 out of 3 Americans dies every day due to heart failure. It is also considered to be the No. 1 killer of the Americans as per medical records of the first quarter of 2017.

While it is true that healthy living and eating will definitely make a huge difference in preventing heart disease, knowing what is best for the heart - whether you are a victim of the disease or not - will actually save your heart from dying.

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Here are some of the foods that are perfectly good for your heart that you must eat now.

Salmon

This fatty fish is known to be the perfect source of omega-3 fatty acids. Studies all over the world show that these fatty acids help lower the risk of irregular heartbeat and prevent the building up of plaque in the arteries. Scientifically speaking, eating salmon and other fatty fishes at least twice per week will already prevent a person from suffering cardiovascular diseases. Dietary supplements made of fish oil are also recommended.

Dark Chocolate

It may seem unbelievable to others but #Dark Chocolate is known to be one of the superfoods when it comes to having a healthy heart. According to the research featured in the March 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal, eating dark chocolate will help a person restore the flexibility of arteries in the body.

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The components of dark chocolate also prevent the white blood cells from running through the walls of the blood vessels in the human body. Dark chocolate also improves blood flow and lowers #Blood Pressure.

Raisins

The potassium content of raisins increases antioxidants that boost the immune system and helps lessen the tendency of hypertension. Raisins are also known to be the source of antioxidant dietary fibers that reduce high blood pressure which is caused by the stiffness of the blood vessels in the human body.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower has a high content of allicin, an organosulfur compound that reduces cholesterol and helps prevent the risk of heart failures and cardiovascular attacks. This component is also known to be found on garlic. Cauliflower also contains vitamin B6 and folate which are essential in homocysteine metabolism that prevents damage to the arterial wall and reduces high levels of blood pressure.