Healthy Start for Your Heart
When it comes to heart health we know that diet is the most important thing of all… working to either help or hinder your health. With nutrients that are essential in promoting and protecting the heart’s functioning, a quality diet of clean, natural nutrient-rich foods can directly support the entire cardiovascular system.
The plethora of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients found in whole, clean fruits, vegetables, and grains help to maintain the structure of the heart itself while also cleansing the blood of impurities, reducing LDL (harmful) cholesterol, improving HDL (beneficial) cholesterol, and improving even the heart’s electrical processes such as those involved in maintaining a regular, strong heartbeat. Add to these essential dietary elements the powerful antioxidants that can help to protect the heart against oxidative stress and damage, and you can clearly see how a diet rich in clean nutrition can help a healthy heart remain that way throughout life!
Without these nutrients, not only does the heart suffer, but all of the processes related to the cardiovascular system can falter; every process from respiration to digestion, nerve cell communication and mental thought processing depend on the heart’s delivery of oxygen, blood, and nutrients, so it’s easy to see why it can be devastating to have a compromised cardiovascular system.
Fret not, though friends! Real Food Lifestyle to the rescue, and it couldn’t get any more delicious than this super smoothie you can quickly whip up and enjoy any time, day or night!
In this smoothie, antioxidant rich blueberries, potassium packed bananas, fiber filled oatmeal, and protein-packed almond milk combine to create a culinary creation that helps every aspect of the cardiovascular system’s functioning while promoting the strength of the heart. Vitamins A, C, E, and K pair up with minerals like magnesium, iron, and potassium to ensure the heart has all it needs to remain healthy and function properly. And, with beta-carotene, anthocyanins, and plentiful phytochemicals that act as potent antioxidants, each and every ingredient in this super smoothie helps make it a potent and protective meal or snack option that keeps your heart health… naturally!
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 banana, peeled and frozen
- ¼ cup oatmeal
- 2 cups vanilla almond milk
- In a blender, combine the blueberries, banana, oatmeal
- Add 1 cup of almond milk
- Blend on high, gradually adding the remaining cup of almond milk until the desired consistency is achieved.
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