Who’s hungry for some sweet goodness that can lower blood pressure?
If you’ve read our recipe posts on spinach or sweet potatoes you already know that vegetables and roots are superfoods that can lower your blood pressure and improve your heart health. But did you know some sweet treats can also lower blood pressure? To crave your sweet tooth hankerings, this week we’re focusing on bananas!
A banana a day keeps the heart doctor away!
Bananas are high in potassium and low in salt. Because of this they are officially recognized by the FDA for their ability to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke. One Indian study has shown that just two bananas a day can reduce your blood pressure by 10 percent! Bananas are also recommended by the DASH Diet. The fact that they are also incredibly tasty is just icing on the cake!
We’ve collected some of the best recipes for banana smoothies, pancakes, bars and more. Each of them has their own unique, sweet attraction. All of them will help you in your fight against hypertension. Give them a try!