Heart Healthy Begins with an A B C ~ Smoothie!
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Staying heart healthy can begin with eating these 3 things everyday.
Avocados – fats account for around three quarters of the calorie count of an avocado. Most of it is monounsaturated fat, in the form of oleic acid. Monounsaturated fat is considered to be a “good fat” which reduces levels of bad cholesterol in your blood and lowers your risk of stroke and heart disease.
Bananas are a great source of vitamin B6. According to the American Heart Association, B vitamins help break down homocysteine—an amino acid that at high levels is related to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
Carrots are a very good source of both antioxidant alpha and beta carotene, which are converted in the body to retinol (vitamin A), good for skin, lungs, immune system and heart health.
Salads and smoothies are great ways in which to include heart healthy ingredients into your daily diet. If you don’t like “green” smoothies why not try an ABC Smoothie using ALMOND MILK, BANANAS AND CARROTS.
What is your favorite way to make a smoothie?