Effect of vegetarian diet on BP

Q: What impact does a vegan or vegetarian diet have on BP?

A: A vegetarian diet lowers the risk for high blood pressure.  Here is a quote from Rakel: Integrative Medicine, 2nd ed.Copyright © 2007 Saunders, A.

“Vegetarians have lower blood pressure and a lower incidence of hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases than do nonvegetarians. Although there is no significant difference in sodium consumption between the two groups, vegetarian diets contain more potassium, complex carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, fiber, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin C and less saturated fat, cholesterol, and refined carbohydrate.”

See Google book. Go to  page 227.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (12 votes, average: 4.58 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...