Fruits and vegetables are vital for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. They contain vitamins and minerals that keep our body functioning at a high level. So, if you’re familiar with your fruits and vegetables, than you probably know that bananas and avocados both contain potassium and magnesium.
These two fruits are considered powerhouses because of the endless benefits they provide, but it was only recently that scientists have found that bananas and avocados may also prevent a serious health risk from occurring.
To find out what serious health risk can be prevented, continue reading!
The heart is the biggest organ in the body. It keeps us alive and pumps blood throughout our whole body. But when it becomes compromised, scary things can happen, like a heart attack.
Doctors and scientists are constantly researching ways to prevent heart attacks from occurring, and now they believe that consuming bananas and avocados could potentially be added to that list of ways to prevent one.
The research was done at the University of Alabama and can also be found in the journal JCI Insight. What scientists gathered from their research was that if an individual consumes at least one banana or avocado per day, they could increase their chances of protecting their heart from heart disease.
The research team also found that bananas and avocados could also lower the risk of arterial blockages, which often requires a major bypass surgery.
Their reason behind their findings is that the potassium found in bananas and avocados actually reduced vascular calcification, which is one of the complications that kidney disease and cardiovascular disease encounter.