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Heart-Healthy Foods that Taste Good!

Heart disease is the nation's No. 1 killer, but what you eat can help you lower your risk. In fact, there are certain foods that, when coupled together, can deliver a powerful boost to any diet.

Registered dietitian Samantha Heller shared some heart-healthy food pairings with "Early Show" co-anchor Chris Wragge.

With Valentine's Day on the way, which heart healthy foods can keep you ticker in tip-top shape?

GREEN TEA & LEMON
Green tea - catechins are antioxidants, anti inflammatory, lower cholesterol
Lemon - vitamin C great for arteries

OATMEAL/WALNUTS/APPLES
Oatmeal - soluble fiber lowers cholesterol
Walnuts - omega 3 fats lower trigycerides, reduce inflammation
Apples - more cholesterol lowering fiber, quercetin, antioxidant

APRICOTS & ALMONDS
Apricots- potassium helps lower blood pressure, beta carotene - reduces LDL odixarion
Almonds- vitamin E, magnesium helps muscle and nerve function, promotes healthy blood pressure

EDAMAME/PITA CHIPS/VEGGIES
Edamame hummus - soy healthy fats, high protein, reduces inflammation, good cholesterol
Whole grains - high in fiber, B vitamins play key role in metabolism
Studies find a strong association with consumption of whole grains and a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.

OLIVE OIL & TOMATOES
Olive oil - lowers LDL cholesterol, anti inflammatory, improves endothelial (artery wall) function, antioxidant
Tomatoes - lycopene antioxidant, vitamins A and C powerful antioxidant combo

CHOCOLATE/STRAWBERRIES/RED WINE
Chocolate- polyphenols reduces blood pressure, improves insulin sensitivity in healthy people
Strawberries- fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants readily available for body to decrease inflammation, protect and repair cells.
Red Wine- decreases inflammation and the risk of clots, may raise HDL (the good) cholesterol slightly.