Fish: Oily fish is amazing for the heart. Full of Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil has anti-inflammatory properties that allow the heart to contract better thus bringing down incidence of heart attacks. But make sure you have it baked or shallow-fried. Deep fried or tandoori fish is out of the question. Tandoor cooking exposes the food to very high temperatures. This boosts risk of heart disease, according to a few studies. You should have fatty fish just thrice a week.