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New Study: Consuming Banana on Daily Basis Can Prevent Heart Attacks

New Study: Consuming Banana on Daily Basis Can Prevent Heart Attacks

In the study, mice were fed with either low, normal, or high level of potassium.

Mice fed potassium-rich food also had reduced stiffness in their aorta, which is the body's main artery. In contrast, increased dietary potassium (2.1%) attenuated vascular calcification and aortic stiffness. Furthermore, we defined key mechanisms underlying low-potassium-induced VSMC calcification involving elevated intracellular calcium, activated cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB), and increased autophagy. Chen and colleagues suggests that potassium supplementation could be one way to help combat atherosclerosis and reduce the risk of heart disease. The results revealed that the arteries of the mice fed with low-potassium diet became significantly harder.

The researchers believe potassium regulates genes that maintain artery flexibility. Some even point to their possibly being useful treatments and therapies for people with atherosclerotic vascular calcification, among others. Avocados also have a significant amount of potassium per serving.

Vitamin B6 -.5 mg, Manganese -.3 mg, Vitamin C - 9 mg, Potassium - 450 mg, Dietary Fiber - 3g, Protein - 1 g, Magnesium - 34 mg, Folate - 25.0 mcg, Riboflavin -.1 mg, Niacin -.8 mg, Vitamin A - 81 IU, Iron -.3 mg. Such arterial stiffness in humans is predictive of heart disease and death from heart disease, and it represents an important health problem for the nation as a whole.

For example, artichokes have approximately 345 mg of potassium, and also have been cited as protecting against various forms of cancer, bolstering immune system strength, lowering cholesterol, and protect against diseases such as diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. Scientists found evidence in favor of this trend and proved eating avocados, and other high-potassium foods have dozens of benefits for the heart health. According to WebMD, the recommended intake of potassium for humans is 4,700 milligrams per day.

"These findings demonstrate the potential benefits of potassium supplementation for the prevention of vascular hardening", said study author Dr. Paul Sanders of the University of Alabama, Birmingham, as quoted by the Daily Mail website on Monday (10/9/2017). "All of these disease share common vascular complications, such as vascular calcification".

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