Women Who Ate This Food Had Lower Blood Pressure!

When talking about high blood pressure and diet, most of us automatically think about unhealthy foods. 

We all know that foods like cheeseburgers and cakes, can cause high cholesterol and higher blood pressure. 

On the other hand, people forget to talk about foods that can lower blood pressure. 

A recent study showed that one food stands out. 

What is this amazing mystery food? 

It’s yogurt!

A new study in the American Journal of Hypertension, suggests that higher yogurt intake, is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among men and women.

Researchers led by Justin Buendia, looked at older studies that included data on thousands of people. 

These peoples’ lifestyles had been monitored for decades. 

Some of them now had high blood pressure. 

Buendia’s team looked at their diets to see what could be learned. 

What they found was that women who ate a lot of yogurt, had lower chances of high blood pressure than women who didn’t! 

This was the first study to look specifically at yogurt’s link to high blood pressure. 

Dairy products lower the risk of this condition, but even in that group, yogurt stands out from the crowd. 

That means, even though foods like milk and cheese help to lower blood pressure, yogurt seems to be a blood pressure superfood!

Why would yogurt be so powerful in lowering the risk of high blood pressure? 

It probably has a lot to do with the fact that it’s packed with the right kind of nutrients. 

Yogurt contains a handful of proteins that have been shown to lower blood pressure, such as whey proteins. 

It has important minerals like calcium, vitamin D, and potassium too. 

Yogurt combines all these in a balanced amount, creating the ideal blend, to fight against high blood pressure. 

And the peptides formed when yogurt is fermented, have been found to be effective in the battle against high blood pressure, too!

According to this scientific study, eating yogurt frequently will help to lower a person’s risk of high blood pressure. 

It’s important to remember, though, that eating yogurt alone won’t prevent or reduce already existing high blood pressure. 

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It has to be one piece of a larger, healthier diet and lifestyle change plan. 

Buendia’s study showed this, when looking at just how much yogurt helped. 

In fact, the study showed that those people who were following the D.A.S.H. Diet, which is a diet specifically designed to lower blood pressure, had a higher chance of lowering blood pressure, when yogurt was included in the eating plan.

The results of the study only apply to women, but yogurt can help men too. 

Men in the study didn’t eat as much yogurt as the women, which affected the outcome. 

On a personal note, I eat a bowl of nonfat Greek yogurt every night before I go to bed.

I mix in a little Stevia to sweeten it up, and I add in some whey protein powder to boost my protein intake. 

It tastes great, and it adds probiotic cultures that strengthen my digestive tract, increases the amount of good bacteria in my gut, and helps me to control my blood pressure. 

By the way, certain recommended items from the DASH diet, also fit perfectly with yogurt, like nuts and berries.

So feel free to add these into the mix as well! 

Have a happy and healthy day!

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