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Reduce high blood pressure through proper nutrition: soy, potatoes and raisins


Around 12 million people in Germany are estimated to have hypertension. High blood pressure is when the blood pressure goes above 140/90 mmHg and it can lead to the risk of heart attack, cardiovascular disease, kidney failure and stroke increases. One of the most common causes of high blood pressure is an unhealthy diet. With some foods high blood pressure can actually decrease. 

Potassium and fibre rich foods: 

Obesity promotes hypertension and therefore, low calorie foods can really help with hypertension. Alcohol and coffee can also lead high blood pressure. If you can cut down or stop drinking alcohol and coffee, it will help with your blood pressure. Instead, doctors recommend potassium-rich foods such as rice and fruit. Likewise, a high-fibre diet helps to lower high blood pressure: wholemeal bread and vegetables. Animal fats in butter and bacon should also be avoided. 

Blood pressure traps salt: 

Researchers at the Universities of Erlangen, Berlin and Regensburg have found in collaboration with European scientists that salt can increase blood. How exactly this works is currently being explored? The logical consequence is that salt-sensitive people should avoid salt. More than six grams a day in the diet can lead to high blood pressure problems. The amount of salt contained in meats, bread, pasta, packaged foods and nibbles must be observed. For those who do not want to give up the salty taste can use high quality Himalayan crystal salt instead of conventional cooking salt. But even this should even be seasoned sparingly. 

Soybeans and raisins: 

American researchers have confirmed that soybean is also good for high blood pressure. The scientists of Columbia University in New York tested in over 5000 patients in a long-term study over a period of 20 years. The subjects were recorded in their living habits and it was found that those who use soy products can achieve a reduction in blood pressure of around 10 mmHg. Raisins also have a similar effect. Scientists at the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center investigated the effect of the dried grapes on blood pressure and found that a reduction of up to 10 mmHg could be detected. 

Miracle tuber potato: 

The potato has a reputation for making the blood unduly thick. For this reason, scientists at the University of Scranton have made several studies. Among other things, it was also investigated to what extent they can lower high blood pressure. 18 obese people have eaten eight purple potatoes, twice a day over the course of a month twice. At the end of the month the high blood pressure was reduced 4.3 percent in some of the patients. The reason comes from the ACE-inhibitory activity of the potato. ACE means "angiotensin converting enzyme", which constricts blood vessels and therefore causes the blood pressure to go up. Such inhibitory substances were found in other foods such as broccoli, garlic, spinach and peanuts.