Almost 70% of Americans deal with high blood pressure and many struggle to keep their high blood pressure under control.
For those looking to change their eating habits in an effort to be more healthy and potentially lower their blood pressure, bananas are an "a-peeling" fruit to add to a health conscious diet.
Bananas are packed with potassium as well as magnesium. Potassium is critical for regulating blood pressure and magnesium helps to support muscle and nerve function. Potassium is an electrolyte that offsets our sodium intake by relaxing blood vessel walls and increasing urinary sodium excretion. However, if you suffer from kidney issues, please consult with your doctor before adding to or increasing the amount of bananas you have in your diet.
Healthcare professionals recommend eating 1 or 2 medium-sized bananas a day. This provides a good amount of potassium and fiber as well as other important nutrients without adding too many calories.
So the next time you are looking for heart healthy snack, grab a banana. Your heart will thank you!