Heart Healthy Dips
Keeping your heart healthy can be both easy and delicious. Try incorporating these heart healthy dips into your next appetizer or dinner party. Filled with healthy fats these flavorful dips are good and good for you.
- Roasted Beet Hummus: Beets have a variety of health benefits, they help lower fight cancer, reduce inflammation, boost your stamina, and support detoxification. Beets have naturally occurring nitrates that help relax and dilate blood vessels, improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure.
- Whipped Avocado Dip: Avocados contain more potassium than bananas, potassium helps to reduce blood pressure, which helps lower risk for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. Avocado is also the only fruit with monounsaturated oleic acid, a heart healthy fatty acid. If that isn’t enough, avocados can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- Olive Tapenade with Toast Points: Olives are antioxidant rich, helping lower bad cholesterol and risk of heart disease. Olives also contain healthy monounsaturated fats, which reduce atherosclerosis and increase good cholesterol levels.
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