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Heart Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Break out of your bad breakfast routine with these heart healthy breakfast recipes designed to fight high cholesterol and high blood pressure. For more heart healthy recipes, visit the Main Directory of Recipes for Preventing CVD.

Carrot Muffins

You've probably heard that carrots are good for eye sight, but did you know that they can also promote heart health. Carrots are rich in carotenoids, natural compounds that have been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. A regular consumption of carrots may reduce the risk of heart attacks by up to 60%.
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Weight Loss Muffins

Obesity and excess body weight have been associated with numerous cardiovascular diseases and complications. These scrumptious heart healthy muffins are packed with weight loss promoting fiber and protein, while being extremely low in fat.
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Dairy-Free Blueberry Muesli

This heart-smart breakfast recipe uses blueberries, one of the greatest health foods of all time. Due to their high concentration of anthocyanins, blueberries effectively scavenge free radicals, repair damaged proteins in blood vessel walls, and promote the overall health of the vascular system. Anthocyanins also enhance the effects of the vitamin C contained in blueberries. On top of that, blueberries are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber such as pectin. Furthermore, compared to other berries, blueberries (especially wild blueberries) are a good source of vitamin E.
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Millet Pancakes with Prune Compote

A study, which assessed the antioxidant capacity of a wide range of fresh and dried fruit and vegetables using the so-called Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) methodology, ranked prunes, or dried plums, the #1 food in terms of antioxidant potential. Prunes had more than twice the antioxidant capacity of other high ranking foods such as blueberries and raisins.
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Oat and Buckwheat Muesli with Pears and Grapes

Enjoying a bowl of this wonderful muesli for breakfast is a great way to start your day. Oats contain soluble fiber, which helps eliminate cholesterol from the digestive system, and avenanthramides, unique antioxidants that help prevent free radicals from oxidizing LDL cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. The red grapes featured in this muesli contain resveratrol and quercetin, natural substances that can boost heart health by scavenging free radicals, reducing platelet aggregation, and keeping blood vessels flexible.
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Oat and Wheat Germ Muesli with Apples

Apples are packed with phytochemicals, and epidemiological studies have associated the consumption of apples with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. The oats featured in this cardioprotective breakfast recipe help eliminate cholesterol from the digestive system due to their high concentration of water-soluble dietary fiber.
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Original Bircher Muesli

Muesli was developed as a health food by the Swiss Physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner towards the end of the 19th century. This is the original muesli recipe Mr Bircher-Benner recommended to his patients.
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Wholewheat Muffins with Bananas and Walnuts

Not only are these whole wheat muffins full of flavor, they also contain ingredients that help fight cardiovascular disease. Bananas help regulate blood pressure while walnuts can lower triglycerides and prevent blood clots.
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Heart Healthy Muffins

These heart-smart muffins feature blueberries and pecans, two antioxidant powerhouse foods. Blueberries top the list of berries with the highest antioxidant capacity, and pecans—along with walnuts and chestnuts—have the highest concentration of antioxidants in the tree nut family.
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Low Glycemic Raspberry Muffins

This muffin recipe is a must-try for those who love muffins but are concerned about the high amount of simple carbohydrates in most muffins. This heart healthy breakfast recipe calls for some of lowest glycemic muffin batter ingredients, including whole wheat flour, soy flour, and raspberries. It also features cinnamon which helps further lower the glycemic index of these mouthwatering muffins.
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Fantastic Fiber Muffins

Looking for a high-fiber muffin recipe? This breakfast dish combines wheat bran with whole wheat flour and apples to create a delicious treat that can help you reach your fiber quota. As an added bonus, these cardioprotective muffins are low in fat.
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Want More Recipes?

For more recipes that can help maintain cardiovascular health, visit the main recipe directory of's Guide to Maintaining Cardiovascular Health.

You may also be interested in checking out the section that provides more general diet tips on how to maintain cardiovascular health. Be also sure to check out the list of the best heart-healthy foods.