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Healthy romaine

Romaine lettuce is SUPER loaded with Vitamin K (potassium) at 107% of the %DV in a 2 cup serving. Vit. K has been shown in numerous studies to be useful in lowering high blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease. 45% of Vit. A! 32% of Folate. 8% of fiber which adds another plus in its column of heart-healthy effects. In the colon, fiber binds to bile salts and removes them from the body. This forces the body to make more bile, which is helpful because it must break down cholesterol to do so. This is just one way in which fiber is able to lower high cholesterol levels. Vitamin C (5% of %DV) and beta-carotene content make it a heart-healthy green. Vitamin C and beta-carotene work together to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. When cholesterol becomes oxidized, it becomes sticky and starts to build up in the artery walls forming plaques. If these plaques become too large, they can block off blood flow or break, causing a clot that triggers a heart attack or stroke.

Our bodies are AMAZING! Treat your body to some Romaine today!

 

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