We all know that we should be eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, but it’s important to choose the right ones to eat on a regular basis. Food knowledge is power and what you put on your plate can have a huge impact on your life, as previously mentioned. Here Janine Acero, NaturalNews.com, reflects on taking care of your heart with ‘brain food’ and the results of a new study:
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“Take care of your heart by eating at least one potassium-rich food such as a banana or an avocado a day to prevent heart attacks and stroke. A boost in potassium intake helps regulate blood pressure and give strength to muscles.
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A study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight concludes that increasing your potassium intake may keep your arteries flexible, preventing atherosclerosis (or arteriosclerotic vascular disease), a build-up of plaque in the arteries, hardening and narrowing it.
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Cholesterol mixed with calcium and other minerals build plaque. It thickens the inner wall of the arteries and narrows the opening, giving little space for blood and oxygen to flow.
Study author Dr. Paul Sanders from the University of Alabama, Birmingham said, “The findings demonstrate the benefit of adequate potassium supplementation on prevention of vascular [hardening].”
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Previous research suggests the correlation between stiff arteries and a higher risk of a heart attack and stroke. The new study shows evidence that potassium regulates genes that maintain artery flexibility, reducing the risk of fatal heart disease.”
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