While being overweight puts people at risk for heart disease and stroke, a heart-healthy diet can help you lose weight or lower cholesterol, blood pressure or triglycerides, a type of fat in blood.

Macrobiotic Diet If you want to promote your heart health, the macrobiotic diet might help. The focus of this diet is preventing disease and optimizing health, placing an emphasis on whole, "living" foods.

Nordic Diet The Nordic diet is an environmentally friendly lifestyle that embraces seasonal, locally sourced foods. According to one expert, someone would likely improve their heart health and risk for diabetes.

Nutritarian Diet The Nutritarian diet emphasizes plant-based foods that are rich in nutrients, high in satiation and low in calories. So it makes sense the plan, developed by Nutritional Research Foundation president Dr. Joel Fuhrman, also ranks high in heart health among experts.

olumetrics Diet With its focus on foods with low calorie density and high water content – like nonstarchy fruits and veggies and broth-based soup – volumetrics can be good for your heart. A

Mayo Clinic Diet Experts agree the Mayo Clinic diet is a sound option for preventing or controlling heart problems. It focuses on coaching dieters to develop healthy, lasting habits around which foods they choose to eat and which to avoid.

Engine 2 Diet This low-fat, "plant strong" diet was created by Rip Esselstyn, a firefighter, former professional athlete and medical scion. I

MIND Diet This plan is a mashup of two other expert-endorsed diets – DASH and Mediterranean – and zeroes in on the foods in each that specifically affect brain health (think green leafy vegetables, nuts, berries, beans, whole grains, fish, poultry, olive oil and wine).