Next up on our heart healthy list, the ever-so-popular avocado! Not only are avocados tasty and perfect with almost any meal, they harbor an exponential amount of monounsaturated fats and potassium. These are nutrients that have been linked to lower cholesterol and increase hearth health. One avocado contains approximately 975 mg of potassium, which is about 28% of the recommended daily intake. Obtaining the recommended daily intake of potassium can reduce blood pressure and risk of stroke. Sprinkle your daily dose of this heart healthy food into your life by making homemade guacamole or stuff an avocado half with your favorite chicken or quinoa recipe.
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