We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us, but did you know that eating them is the best way to keep your heart healthy?

Two Chinese studies followed the diets of 140,000 people for approximately 5 and 10 years. The data showed that those who ate the most fruits and vegetables were 16% less likely to die of heart disease, and people who ate the most cruciferous vegetables were 22% less likely to die of heart disease.

So, which fruits and vegetables are the best for your heart? The #1 thing you can do to keep your heart healthy is eat a lot of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, bok choy and Brussels sprouts. As for fruits, stick with citrus fruits like lemons, oranges and grapefruit. Gradually increase your fruit and vegetable intake until you reach the ideal intake level of 7 – 9 servings per day.

Then, you will have a happy healthy heart!