Source: http://blogs.webmd.com | Story Posted: February 13, 2015 | Category: Health & Nutrition

Surprising Heart-Healthy Foods

While people may associate heart health with foods like fruits and vegetables, other heart-smart foods may come as a surprise, according to Katherine Brooking on WebMD.

While people may associate heart health with foods like fruits and vegetables, other heart-smart foods may come as a surprise, according to Katherine Brooking on WebMD. In addition to outliers such as beer and potatoes, canola oil makes the list because it contains 93 percent healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and the least amount of saturated fat (7 percent) of any common oil. Also, she says, studies show that canola oil may reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease when used in place of saturated fat.