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This has got nothing to do with Valentine’s month (we know you were thinking it). In a recent study by Saint Louis University Medical Centre, researchers found that some red and heart shaped foods are good for you heart.
“Being red and heart shaped can be a tip off that some foods are good for your heart,” according to Katie Eliot, assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics at Saint Louis University. Why? The antioxidants in these foods, such as strawberries and other red fruits like raspberries and cherries, have a number of benefits for the heart. The same goes for red vegetables, such as tomatoes and red peppers. Apples and acorn squash are also rich in fibre, which can reduce LDL cholesterol.
Dr Eliot suggests that at least two of your daily five fruits and veg are heart shaped.