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Keep Your Heart Healthy By Eating Bananas and Avocados

Keep Your Heart Healthy By Eating Bananas and Avocados

Potassium-rich foods may stop fatal blockages from occurring by preventing arteries from hardening, a study found. In 2014, it killed about 365,000 people.

After they conclude the analysis, they noted that those mice who ate high doses of potassium had more flexible arteries than those who ate low amounts of the nutrient.

The researchers analyzed mice who are at-risk of heart disease when fed a high-fat diet.

The vital mineral - which spuds, broccoli and sprouts are also rich in - was found to aid blood flow to the heart and brain and reduce the risk of clots, reports The Sun. According to Paul Sander, the co-author of this study, their "findings have important translational potential". However, they think they are promising as potassium is associated with several human diseases. "All of these disease share common vascular complications, such as vascular calcification", Yawing Chen, a researcher working on the study, said. Not only that, but a recent Cardiovascular Health Study of 4,000 men and women showed that 79.9 percent of individuals aged 65 or older develop arterial calcification, which can greatly predict cardiovascular events.

Although this research gave great clues about prevention of heart diseases, only mice were studied.

Avocados have become very known around the world due to its taste and many benefits. They are beneficial for the heart.

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Scientists found evidence in favor of this trend and proved eating avocados, and other high-potassium foods have dozens of benefits for the heart health.

Vitamin B6 -.5 mg, Manganese -.3 mg, Vitamin C - 9 mg, Potassium - 450 mg, Dietary Fiber - 3g, Protein - 1 g, Magnesium - 34 mg, Folate - 25.0 mcg, Riboflavin -.1 mg, Niacin -.8 mg, Vitamin A - 81 IU, Iron -.3 mg.

Sweet potato contains 448 mgs of potassium per cup.

Official NHS advice is to consume 3,500mg of potassium each day, a quarter of which could be met by eating two bananas. Raisin also contains the antioxidant resveratrol, which can help control cholesterol, and reduce inflammation. This, in food-terms, is not much. One banana has 425 mg, a cup of sliced avocado, 708 mg, and just a half cup of spinach, 420 mg.

However, overeating potassium can cause stomach ache, nausea and diarrhea in people.


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