Julian Omidi has discovered new findings that yogurt may actually help to lower blood pressure. Julian Omidi feels that it is important to spread awareness about these findings, as major health issues have been projected for the United States regarding high blood pressure and other illnesses.
My brother Michael Omidi recently took a look at the high rate of blood pressure in the United States and how many individuals are neglecting their issues with hypertension. According to statistics provided by the CDC:
- Roughly 68 million American adults have high blood pressure.
- In 2008 high blood pressure was either a primary or contributing factor in cause of death for more than 347,000 people in the United States.
- Roughly 20% of the adult population in the U.S. don’t know that they have high blood pressure.
Though more people have become aware of their condition and received treatment, high blood pressure and hypertension are still a major issue. So what can you do about it?
Becoming aware of your high blood pressure by visiting your physician and taking prescribed medications is, of course, the best course of action. There are, however, studies that suggest there are some more natural ways to help lower your blood pressure. One of these studies found that non-alcoholic red wine could help reduce high blood pressure, and there is a new study that found that yogurt may help prevent hypertension.
This most recent study on yogurt and blood pressure found that those who ate “at least the equivalent of one serving every three days were 31% less likely to develop high blood pressure than those who ate no yogurt at all.” This study suggests that as part of a healthy diet, yogurt can have a strong effect on high blood pressure.
Choosing a low-fat or fat-free yogurt and watching sugar content, as well as considering what you you may replace in your diet to incorporate this food, may help you with maintaining your blood pressure.
Phend, Crystal. “Yogurt Linked to Lower BP.” MedPage Today. Everyday Health, Inc., 19 Sept. 2012. Web. 20 Sept. 2012. http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Hypertension/34859.