5. Olive Oil
Olive oil, especially extra-virgin olive oil, is good for heart health. It is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, as well as monounsaturated fats. The unique combination of antioxidants and healthy fats help reduce LDL and improve your level of HDL. This in turn helps reduce plaque buildup in your arteries.
Use extra-virgin olive oil for cooking and to make healthy salad dressings. You can even use olive oil instead of butter in many food preparations.