This information was reported by Medicalanswers, URA-Inform reports.
With high blood pressure, there are many dietary restrictions, but there are also many foods that are not only allowed, but also necessary — they will help keep your blood pressure under control.
Experts from La Trobe University in Melbourne found that olive oil is the best product for hypertensive patients. With daily use, blood pressure decreases without the use of drugs.
During the experiment, 25 volunteers consumed about one and a half tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil daily for three weeks, another 25 people consumed the same amount of oil, and it was also olive oil, but refined . None of them took medications to lower blood pressure.
After three weeks, those who used virgin oil had an average reduction in blood pressure of 2.5%. The subjects from the second group could not boast of such results.
According to scientists, this effect is due to the fact that extra virgin olive oil contains polyphenols, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
In addition, it contains a lot of unsaturated fatty acids, which, among other things, help cleanse blood vessels of excess bad cholesterol, and this also helps reduce blood pressure.
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