The World’s #1 Superfood for High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and Heart Attack
This superfood has a strong flavor that some love, while others need to put in a smoothie to choke down. The reason people are eating more and more of these today is because they are virtually the best food for hypertension, cholesterol, heart attack, and stroke.
This fruit is roughly 70 percent sugar content in the form of fructose and has about 60-70 calories per date. However, there is a special kind of date that has only 20 calories. These dates are known as Deglet Noor dates and are rich in potassium and fiber.
And it’s the fiber and B vitamins that make this superfood really good for your heart.
Dates are one of the rare foods that have beta-glucan, which is a unique kind of soluble fiber that’s especially good at reducing high cholesterol.
Elevated blood pressure is considered to be the leading risk factor for death in the world according to the World Health Organization. Dates help lower blood pressure. Harvard also suggests that you eat more nuts, fish, and beans and less steak.
Finally, dates are good for your brain. Their B6 vitamin content can improve mental aptitude and produce higher test scores according to JAMA Internal Medicine.
What I love about dates is that they can replace the sugar requirement in most recipes (like the one below) and not only taste great but offer a much healthier version of that recipe.