Health  |  News  |  Digital Products  |  Recipes  |  Shopping  |  Personal Care  |  Amazon Gift Ideas

Friday, 28 February 2014

Being vegetarian is good for blood

Vegetarians have better blood pressure than meat eaters if we believe a Japanese study.

Want to lower your blood pressure? Stop eating meat. This is what you advise Professor Yoko Yokoyama National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center in Osaka, Japan. This researcher found that a vegetarian diet was better than the omnivore to reduce blood pressure by analyzing seven clinical tests and studies 32 plan. This work published between 1900 and 2013 were made in 18 countries and covered 21,000 vegetarians.
vegetarian diet

The results of this compilation, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, shows that consumers of meat with hypertension could reduce it by adopting a vegetarian diet that emphasizes fruits, vegetables fresh, legumes (beans and beans, lentils, peas) and whole grains (unrefined) fiber rich in vitamins and minerals.

More broadly, the vegetarian diet was associated with a mean decrease in systolic pressure of 6.9 points (blood pressure during contraction of the heart) and a decrease in diastolic pressure (relaxation phase of the heart) of 4.7 points. The Japanese team has even noted that some participants, this vegetable diet resulted in a decrease in blood pressure to a level that was no longer the anti-hypertensive treatment needed. And without any side effect is observed.

One way to prevent heart disease

Hypertension is a recognized risk factor for heart disease and premature death. So vegetarianism is an interesting track to prevent these diseases. "A simple 5-point decrease in blood pressure applied across the United States would lead to a decrease of 9% of heart disease and 14% of heart attack," Dr. Neal Barnard defends, co-author of study, quoted by LiveScience. "It's great. Show me a drug that can accomplish this feat," challenges the researcher.

No comments:

Post a Comment