We hope your smoothies are full of tiger nut love this Valentines Day!
Smoothies and tiger nuts are a great way to increase your fibre – which is good for your gut, but did you know that tiger nuts are also seriously good for your heart?
Tiger nuts are rich in heart-healthy fats. They are thought to help improve vein and artery flexibility and blood circulation, which may reduce your risk of heart disease.
They are also packed with antioxidants that can help protect your body heart disease and also from the effects of ageing.
Tiger Nuts are also high in monounsaturated fats which give them a fat profile similar to that of heart-healthy olive oil (1) Diets that are rich in monounsaturated fats are linked to lower levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol and higher levels of “good” HDL cholesterol, and importantly are also associated with a lower risk of heart disease and strokes.
They are also packed with amino acids, especially Arginine which helps maintain healthy arteries and can benefit heart health, muscle cramps, headaches and can also help with erectile dysfunction.
So try adding a handful to your smoothie or cereal in the morning for a super easy and tasty way to help protect your heart your health and maybe even boost your love life! ❤️