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Whey Protein and Blood Pressure

By March 11, 2011 Wellness, Whey Protein No Comments 3,115 views

Does high blood pressure run in your family? According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 43 million Americans have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.1

Hypertension─often referred to as the “silent killer” as it seldom presents with symptoms─is caused by factors like obesity, inactivity, smoking, and high salt diets. And it should be taken seriously, because this lamentably common condition is strongly correlated with stroke, diabetes and heart disease─the nation’s #1 killer.

If you’re open to natural ways to prevent high blood pressure, how about one that’s not only easy, it’s also loaded with additional health benefits? Here’s a hint: It’s a clean, inexpensive, easily-digested, healthy, low calorie, 100% complete, natural protein.

You guessed it! Whey protein powder. One study evaluating blood pressure, blood lipids, and diet found that subjects fed whey protein experienced a measurable drop in blood pressure, but that’s not all. LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and C-reactive protein─a marker of dangerous chronic inflammation─were significantly improved as well.2

A study out of Washington State University found that daily consumption of whey protein resulted in at least a six-point reduction in the average blood pressure of hypertensive men and women,3 while other research found that whey protein minimized severe hypertension in stroke-prone subjects and even extended their life span.4

Isn’t it heartening to learn about scientifically validated natural health solutions which can save you from succumbing to prescription drugs that frequently have undesirable side effects? We think so!

References
1 http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/heart/hbp/pphbp.pdf
2 J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2006 Nov;8(11):775-82
3 International Dairy Journal 20(11):753-760, 2010
4 J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 1987 Feb;33(1):31-6

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