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Heart Health: 10 Foods That Are Good For Your Heart (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 01/ 4/2011 8:46 am   Updated: 05/25/2011 7:20 pm

Take heart with berries, beans, and other healthy fare.

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Start your day with a steaming bowl of oats, which are full of omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium. This fiber-rich superfood can lower levels of LDL (or bad) cholesterol and help keep arteries clear.

Opt for coarse or steel-cut oats over instant varieties -- which contain more fiber -- and top your bowl off with a banana for another four grams of fiber.

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