7 foods that help prevent heart disease

Eating right is a key component of lowering your risk of heart disease. Get started with these seven foods you should be eating regularly

By Richard Béliveau, Ph.D., and Denis Gingras, Ph.D., authors of Eating Well, Living Well

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Eat well, live long

For people who are resistant to change, the idea of altering their dietary habits, which is necessary to prevent the development of cardiovascular disease (and all chronic diseases), is often perceived as a restriction, a sort of punishment incompatible with quality of life. According to their thinking, “You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred” (Woody Allen).

However, nothing could be further from the truth! In practice, heart disease prevention means we can enjoy a great variety of delicious foods that will diversify our culinary experiences and bring us extraordinary gastronomic pleasure. Here are some ways to get started.

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