Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine recently discovered that people who include this one ingredient in their diets are 60% less likely to develop high blood pressure.
And by adding this ingredient into your diet, you can significantly lower your blood pressure.
What’s more, this food group is so popular (some say too popular) that you can get abundant sources of it in every food store or restaurant, anywhere in the world.
In the study published in the American Journal of Hypertension, researchers used data from the Framingham Offspring Study, ranging across 11 years, to analyze how protein intake in healthy participants affected high blood pressure.
Those who consumed the highest amount of proteins (about 100 grams every day) regularly were 40% less likely to develop high blood pressure throughout the 11-year study.
Irrespective of whether the protein came from plant or animal sources, it was found to be equally efficient. This also held true for those with normal body weight and for obese people.
The effects of a high-protein diet were even more significant among individuals who also consumed a lot of fiber. A high-fiber, high-protein diet resulted in a 60% lower risk of developing high blood pressure.
So, if you already have high blood pressure, it’s very likely that consuming a high-protein, high-fiber diet will lower your blood pressure, little by little, to a healthy level.