Avocado lime heart health smoothie

Avocado lime heart health smoothie

February is known as American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States amongst men and women in the United States.

This avocado lime heart health smoothie is a great way to take care of your heart. Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients.

Almond milk:

Almonds are excellent sources of calcium, vitamin E, folic acid, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. They are natural powerhouses and have shown benefits in lowering cholesterol, brain health, heart health, weight loss, and more. Studies show almonds reduce the risk of heart disease. Almond milk is the perfect base for this heart health avocado smoothie.

Avocados:
As the main ingredient in this heart health avocado smoothie, they are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, and other healthy fats that are great for the heart. Avocados are also packed with antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties.

Limes:
New research shows that limes may have potent heart health benefits. The study showed that lime juice slowed down the process of plaque buildup on artery walls.

Process the following ingredients in a blender:

1 avocado
1 cup of almond milk
Juice from 1/2 a lime
1 tbsp of coconut sugar

Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this avocado lime heart health smoothie!

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REFERENCES:
1. “An Almond-enriched Diet Increases Plasma α-tocopherol and Improves Vascular Function but Does Not Affect Oxidative Stress Markers or Lipid Levels.” Informa Healthcare. Free Radical Research, May 2014. Web. 15 Feb. 2016.
2. “New Research Shows Almonds Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease.” Aston University. Aston University, 24 June 2014. Web. 15 Feb. 2016.
3. “American Heart Month.” Healthfinder.gov. Healthfinder.gov, n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2016.
4. “Impacts of Fresh Lime Juice and Peel on Atherosclerosis Progression in an Animal Model.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2016.

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