Go vegan and take the pressure off
The beneficial effects of a vegan diet on hypertension (high blood pressure) have been reported in many studies. This review looked at 15 different studies with over 800 participants. Results showed that vegetarian diets significantly lowered blood pressure compared to diets containing meat and dairy – but vegan diets had an even greater effect. Vegetarian diets and especially vegan diets, reduce blood pressure when compared with omnivorous diets. Changing your diet could help prevent and manage hypertension.
Lee KW, Loh HC, Ching SM et al. 2020. Effects of Vegetarian Diets on Blood Pressure Lowering: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis and Trial Sequential Analysis. Nutrients. 12 (6) 1604.