Category Archives: Blood Pressure

Vitamin C Lowers High Blood Pressure

In life, sometimes the simplest things can be said to be the best. In the case of high blood pressure, what could be simpler than taking some vitamin C? The effectiveness of vitamin C tablets at lowering blood pressure was … Continue reading

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Calcium Supplements: Do They Lower Blood Pressure?

When discussing minerals and blood pressure the mineral that is usually mentioned in sodium. The relationship between sodium and blood pressure is more complex than is often considered. Most medical experts claim that as sodium intake increases, blood pressure also … Continue reading

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Vitamin C Lowers Blood Pressure

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Cherries Lower Blood Pressure

Fruits and vegetables contain may phytochemicals that have been shown to have beneficial effects on physiological function. Studies have investigated the components within fruits and vegetables that could be beneficial. Many of these chemicals fall into the polyphenols group, which … Continue reading

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Nitrates from Vegetables: Do They Lower Blood Pressure?

Processed red meat has been investigated for its high nitrate and nitrite concentrations (nitrate is the oxidised form of nitrite and both are added to various sorts of processed meats as preservatives). Nitrates and nitrites can be converted to nitrosamines … Continue reading

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Cherries Lower Blood Pressure

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High Flavonoid Intake Reduces Risk of Hypertension

Flavonoids are polyphenolic antioxidants that are bioavailable in humans. The main flavonoid subgroups are flavonols, flavanones, flavones, flavan-3-ols, proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins and isoflavones. These different subgroups may have different biological activities, and are present in a broad range of foods in … Continue reading

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Fish Oils Reduce Blood Pressure

Fish oils are the oils of cold water fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna and trout. Fish oils, both in supplemental form and from fish, may have a number of cardiovascular benefits. In particular, fish oils supply eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, … Continue reading

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Can Vitamin C Lower Blood Pressure?

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Whey Protein Lowers Blood Pressure

Supplemental whey protein has a number of beneficial effects. Whey can be used as a method to increase protein intake and therefore facilitates a greater intake of total dietary protein. This in turn can facilitate a positive nitrogen balance by … Continue reading

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