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Eat Your Way to a Healthy Heart

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The single most effective method for preventing heart attacks isn’t medication — it’s your diet.

According to scientific research, eating a well-balanced diet isn’t just great for your body; it’s far more effective in preventing cardiac disease than the most powerful drugs on the market.

Statins, for example, lower the chances of suffering a fatal heart attack or stroke by 25 to 30 percent but a heart-healthy diet reduces that risk by 35 percent, according to the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation.

When you consider diet’s impact on heart health overall, its effect is even more dramatic: eating healthy can decrease the odds of heart disease by up to 70 percent.

Luckily, there are a variety of foods that can help protect your heart but if you need a few ideas, check out these four heart-healthy superfood combinations