Black people have a 30% higher chance of dying from heart failure than other races. Although our cholesterol levels are lower than Whites, we still suffer more from low-density (lipoprotein), aka the “bad cholesterol,” levels that clog up your arteries and put you at a greater risk for heart attacks. A lifestyle filled with no exercise and poor dieting is a graveyard waiting to happen.
Smoothies are a great way to lower your cholesterol and be good to your heart, especially these green smoothie recipes below. These green machines are low in trans fat and saturated fat, and high in fiber, essential elements for lowering cholesterol. Going green means more than just recycling, it’s a new way of looking at your plate.
1 cored green apple
1/4 peeled avocado
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
2 cups baby spinach (or Kale)
8 ounces (236 ml) unsweetened almond milk
10 grams of protein
42 grams of carbohydrates
15.6 grams of fiber
5 milligrams of iron
4 Green Smoothies To Sip Your Way To Lower Cholesterol was originally published on blackdoctor.org