Heart health smoothie

Heart health smoothie

  • A heart health smoothie packed with antioxidants to keep you heart happy
  • It is a cross between a juice and a smoothie, so you get many of the healing benefits.
  • Try to drink it on a regular basis.
  • Almonds:
  • Almonds are powerhouses when it comes to health benefits and are gluten-free and low in carbs. Eating almonds, reduces inflammation by about the same level as taking a first-generation statin drug.
  • The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that  eating almonds not only lowers cholesterol levels, but also C-reactive protein levels, a key marker of inflammation and an independent risk factor for heart disease. Almonds help reduce inflammation of blood vessels.
  • Bananas:
  • They are full of Vitamin C, B6 and potassium with over 400 mg potassium in one medium-size banana.
  • Potassium is important for good nerve and muscle function and to maintain a healthy heart.
  • The heart health benefits of raw cocoa and dark chocolate is due to the relatively rare “antioxidant” polyphenols compounds in cocoa, called flavanols.
  • The most abundant flavanol in cocoa is epicatechin, which abounds only in raw dark chocolate.
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