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The Best Foods For Heart Health

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While the role of diet in disease is often dismissed by the mainstream medical community, even most doctors will agree that diet plays a significant role in heart health. Of course, some foods that are heavily promoted by the medical establishment for heart health, including whole grains, are foods that are not necessarily recommended on The Kaufmann Diet. 

Whole grains, like wheat, are known to be contaminated with mycotoxins, which can negatively impact our health. The medical establishment dismisses the role that fungi, yeasts, and their poisons can play in negatively affecting our health, but there is ample literature to suggest these may play a bigger role than previously thought. 

Regardless, there are plenty of foods that are known to promote heart health which are included on The Kaufmann One Diet. There are certain foods, such as oats and legumes, which are also thought to promote heart health and are included on The Kaufmann Two Diet. 

Below, however, are foods that are allowed on The Kaufmann One Diet, which have known heart health benefits. 

Fatty Fish

Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and trout are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower the risk of heart disease by reducing inflammation, lowering blood pressure, and improving cholesterol levels. Consuming fish regularly can be a part of a heart-healthy diet.

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens such as spinach, kale, and collard greens are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are low in calories and high in fiber, which can help manage blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.


Berries like blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are rich in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, which can improve heart health by reducing blood pressure and arterial stiffness, as well as improving cholesterol levels.

Nuts and Seeds 

Almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, and flaxseeds are excellent sources of heart-healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants. They can help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation.

Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants. 


Avocado is high in monounsaturated fats and fiber. It can help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.


Tomatoes are a great source of lycopene, an antioxidant that has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. Cooking tomatoes can increase the availability of lycopene.


Garlic has been associated with improved heart health due to its ability to reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels.


Curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may contribute to heart health.

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