Seafood: Oceanic fish like salmon and tuna are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that protect the body against cardio-vascular diseases. If seafood does not go down well for you or if you're a vegetarian, get your omega-3s from almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts and flaxseed.
Protein: Protein derived from seafood is known to have a protective action on cardio-vascular health. For vegetarians, soya, tofu and kidney beans are healthy sources of protein.
Berries: Blueberries, cranberries and strawberries are very rich in anthocyanins, lutein and other flavonoids that exhibit potent antioxidant action.
Red Wine: Red wine (in moderate quantities) can give you a healthier heart. The catechins and reservatrol present in wine prevent oxidative damage and premature degeneration of cardio-vascular tissue.
Dark, bitter chocolate: This is one health food that no one would complain about. Dark chocolate (more than 70% cocoa) contains a high amount of flavonoids.
Vitamins and minerals: Vitamins B-complex, A, C and E prevent the formation of clots and protect against arthrosclerosis. Include all kinds of fruits, veggies, greens, brown rice and nuts in your daily diet. Dietary supplements are also a good option.