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By Michael Romain

Editor

Your heart is central to your overall health so make sure you take care of it by getting enough exercise and eating right. These powerful fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins and nutrients to keep your heart strong.

 

Strawberries 

High in antioxidants and polyphenols, strawberries and other berries help fight chronic disease and cancer. 

 

Avocado 

Avocados are naturally cholesterol free and packed with monounsaturated fat. Avocados can help lower LDL levels (bad cholesterol)  and raise HDL (good cholesterol) in your body. 

 

Carrots 

Red, yellow and orange vegetables such as carrots are rich in carotenoids, fiber and vitamins to help your heart. 

 

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe is high in beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, and fiber, a power food for your heart. 

All of these and more than 70 varieties of fruits and vegetables are available at Forty Acres Fresh Market. Our next popup market is Friday 3/13 - Sunday 3/15 at 5051 W. Chicago Ave. 

Visit fortyacresfreshmarket.com for market hours, delivery options and more.

CONTACT: michael@austinweeklynews.com 

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