# 41. Peanut butter, Peanuts (64 non-drug ways to lower blood pressure)

As a snack twice a week, peanuts are excellent.  Go with unsalted or lightly salted. Peanut butter is actually excellent food source and contains monounsaturated fat. Peanut butter contains around 30 percent protein, and is also a worthwhile source of iron, niacin (vitamin B3) and fiber.

All peanut butter isn’t equal, some have additives in various amounts, read the label carefully.  I happen to love peanut butter so this one isn’t a hard sell to me, but overall peanut butter seems satisfying holding hunger at bay, and from what I’ve noticed it does have a lower blood pressure effect.

I haven’t found any hard scientific studies but Niacin is known to lower BP.     Which reminds me of a quote I read the other day on twitter.  “Studies show that studies aren’t reliable.”


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