This grapefruit avocado and watercress salad is a fat burner and a great addition to any recipe for high blood pressure. Grapefruit is an excellent source of potassium and potassium help with the management of your blood pressure. Know that grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interact with your blood pressure medication, so if you love this fruit tell your doctor.
Grapefruit has a compound that helps to regulate insulin, a fat-storage hormone. As an added bonus the avocado beefs up the greens and makes you feel satisfied. Fits into any diet that is part of recipes for high blood pressure that is very low in salt.
This dish was served at a party I attend and I asked for the recipe knowing that it would fit into any diet or treatment of high blood pressure. Of course I tried it at home and found it to be very satisfying.
Makes 6 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
|4 large grapefruits||7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil|
|1/2 cup organic raw cane sugar||Freshly ground white pepper|
|2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar||2 bunches watercress, tough stems trimmed|
|1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard||1 small clove garlic, minced|
|1 tablespoon minced fresh mint||Dash course sea salt|
|2 large ripe but firm Has avocados, pitted, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes|
Per serving: 389 calories, 48 grams carbohydrate, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 23 grams fat, 4 grams protein, 256 milligrams sodium.
Note: Only 3 grams of the total fat in this dish are the bad saturated fat.
Additional Grapefruit Avocado and Watercress Salad Information - Why you need grapefruit: Eating half a grapefruit before each meal may help you lose weight. You can also peel and segment, cut into chunks and add to spinach salad. It is also great with shrimps.