Heart-healthy drinks (other than water), sparkling water (try adding chopped fruits or herbs, such as fresh mint). Unflavored milk, plant-based milk with added calcium, such as soy milk, almonds, oats, rice, tea or coffee, small glass (125 ml) of 100% fruit or vegetable juice. People have been drinking tea for thousands of years. It's not just a hot drink for a cold night (or an iced soda for a hot day).
Tea is also packed with heart-healthy compounds that help fight inflammation and cell damage. Black tea and green tea are associated with a lower risk of heart attack and stroke, and short-term studies suggest that it's good for blood vessel health. Adding a slice of fresh citrus to water can help promote heart health. Citrus fruits, such as lemons and oranges, are high in many beneficial nutrients and plant compounds, including essential oils and flavonoid antioxidants.