When you think of diets, you probably automatically think weight loss.
But a recent study in the Journal of American Medical Association: Internal Medicine involving 22,000 participants has found one diet, which requires only a few changes, to dramatically drop blood pressure.
By following this one simple diet, you’ll not only drop your blood pressure to normal, you’ll also reap a whole lot of other benefits…and the good news – it’s not a fad nor does it require any expensive or exotic ingredients.
A vegetarian diet that excludes meat but includes eggs and dairy products is considered to be very favorable for lowering blood pressure.
The research involved observational studies in which the volunteers were free to follow their own vegetarian diet plans. It also involved clinical trials in which the volunteers were given a vegetarian diet that they had not tried before.
It was found that in the observational studies, the volunteers, on an average, had a systolic pressure of 7 mm Hg and diastolic pressure of 5mm Hg lower than that of meat-eaters.
In the clinical trials the volunteers showed a systolic pressure of 5mm Hg and a diastolic pressure of 2mm Hg lower than participants in the control group who did not follow a vegetarian diet.
Therefore, it is obvious that the systolic pressure drops by 6 points on an average by adopting a vegetarian lifestyle.
You may think this is not so much. But did you know that this is the same result typically achieved with prescription medications…but without any side effects?
A 6-point decrease in the blood pressure also means that you can cut down your risk of having a stroke by 14 percent and a heart attack by 7 percent. To give you a better idea, this reduction in blood pressure is similar to a weight reduction of 5 kg.
But vegetarian diet is not easy for everyone. Try these 3 simple exercises to drop your high blood pressure starting today…