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Blood pressure lowering spirulina banana smoothie

This blood pressure lowering spirulina banana smoothie takes advantage of some amazing and highly nutritious superfoods.

Spirulina is often mistaken as an herb because of its nutritional benefits, but it is a cyanobacteria, which is a blue-green algae found in freshwater lakes, ponds, and rivers. It is packed with potent health benefits.

A study published in Lipids in Health and Diseases found that patients who were given spirulina had a decrease in blood pressure.

Let’s take a closer look at the rest of the ingredients in this blood pressure lowering spirulina banana smoothie.

Bananas:
These ever popular fruits are packed with potassium, which is an essential mineral for lowering blood pressure. Yet low in salt, bananas are the ideal food for lowering blood pressure. An average banana contains a whopping 467 mg of potassium and only 1 mg of sodium. According to the American Heart Association, the potassium in bananas is key to lowering blood pressure, and should be a staple in the diet of those with high blood pressure.

Blueberries:

They are known for preventing heart disease.

Eating just one cup of blueberries a day may reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness, which are both major risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
A recent study from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics showed that a daily dose of blueberries can help lower blood pressure.

Directions:

Process the following ingredients in a blender:

1 cup of almond milk
1 cup of blueberries
1 banana
2 tsps of spirulina
Add 1/2 tsp raw honey to taste (optional)

Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this blood pressure lowering spirulina banana smoothie!

Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only.

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REFERENCES:
1. “Antihyperlipemic and Antihypertensive Effects of Spirulina Maxima in an Open Sample of Mexican Population: A Preliminary Report.” Lipids in Health and Disease. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 26 Nov. 2007. Web. 24 Apr. 2017.
2. “Daily Dose of Blueberries Can Help Lower Your Blood Pressure.” Mercola.com. Mercola.com, n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2017.

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