High blood pressure is a major health burden over the world.
If left untreated, the disease can increase the risk of heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease, stroke, and dementia.
Normal blood pressure is around 120/80 mmHg. Recent findings show these following 5 types of food could help fight high blood pressure:
- Tart Montmorency cherry juice
Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice can effectively reduce blood pressure as much as blood-pressure medicine, according to recent research from Northumbria University.
The findings are published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers found that men with early signs of high blood pressure had a 7% reduction in blood pressure after drinking Montmorency cherry concentrate.
- Beetroot juice
Scientists at Wake Forest University found that drinking beetroot juice every day could strongly improve exercise endurance and blood pressure, especially in people with heart failure.
The study is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology-Heart Failure.
Can a diet rich in grapes prevent heart failure after years of high blood pressure?
A study led by the University of Michigan gives a positive answer. It suggests that grapes may prevent heart disease risks beyond the simple blood pressure-lowering impact.
- Whole Grain
Scientists have long recommended that people should include whole-grain foods in the daily diet.
An example is the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which suggests that we make “half our grains whole grains.” This is because whole grain can help lower blood pressure in overweight and obese people.
Women who eat five or more servings of yogurt every week have a lower risk of high blood pressure compared to those who rarely eat yogurt, according to a recent study.
“No one food is a magic bullet. But adding yogurt to a healthy diet seems to help reduce the long-term risk of high blood pressure in women,” said Justin Buendia, lead author of the study.
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