Avocado - The Blood Pressure Superfood

Avocado - The Blood Pressure Superfood

High blood pressure affects 31.3% of adults in America. For whatever reason, a high percentage of Americans also think that avocados are bad for them (Ok, so we don’t have the exact statistic on that!) While avocados are fatty, they contain high levels of healthy fats, which are excellent for reducing cholesterol and blood pressure levels.

Avocados are super high in fiber – just half a cup of avocado contains 5 grams of fiber! Research has shown that upping your intake of dietary fiber could help reduce high blood pressure.

Avocados also contain a high level of monounsaturated fat, and when your diet is high in monounsaturated fats and low in refined carbohydrates, your blood pressure reaches more normal levels.

Finally, avocados are high in potassium, another marker of good heart health. Potassium works with sodium to maintain the balance necessary for blood pressure regulation. In addition, potassium helps facilitate electrical signals to all parts of the body, increasing blood flow and, therefore, reducing blood pressure levels.

So, if you’ve got high blood pressure, don’t skimp on the avocado! Add half an avocado to thicken up your daily NutriBlast recipe and watch how your heart thanks you!

Comment by SBrugger
February 08, 2015
What is the best way to store it after cutting? They seem to turn black awfully quick.
Reply by aidi2397
June 05, 2015
Put some lime on the remaining half, cover it with plastic and its color should last a bit longer :)
Reply by chipgraff
February 09, 2015
Leave the pit in the half it sticks in...and or cover with squirt of acid (lime lemon or vinegar) put in air tight bag and remove as much air as possible
Comment by DARKREMS
February 08, 2015
when blending fruits with other healthy items if you use the healthy greens from nutribullet products can you omit the spinach and other fresh greens?
Reply by chipgraff
February 09, 2015
Depends on your goals. Weight loss...less fruit lots of greens (80/20 ratio veg to fruit) if not 50/50 and sub in what you'd lik3
Comment by Lovelivinglife
February 08, 2015
Do you peel the avocado before adding to recipe? I haven't used it before. Thanks
Reply by ajvoran15
February 08, 2015
Just cut around it lengthwise. Pop out the core & scoop out the avocado. No need to peel it.

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