We all know salad is good for us. However, if you're after something a bit more exciting than a few lettuce leaves, this tuna and mixed bean salad is ready in just a few minutes and will do wonders for your cholesterol levels.
There's a reason we're always being told to eat two portions of fish a week. Fish like tuna are really good for your heart. They remove LDL (â€˜bad') cholesterol, lower blood pressure and reduce the amount of plaque clinging to your artery walls.
Onions and beans are both high in potassium and anthocyanins, both of which are linked with a reduced risk of heart disease and low blood pressure. Tomatoes have been shown to lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes in middle-aged men, suggesting that they help keep cholesterol under control.
Those dressings weren't an afterthought, either. Balsamic vinegar protects you against a condition called atherosclerosis, where your arteries harden as a result of too much LDL cholesterol. Olive oil is famously good for your heart and is used in many of the world's healthiest diets, most notably in the Mediterranean.