You probably don’t know what glutamic acid is, but it could help with lowering your blood pressure. The acid is found in abundance in vegetable protein. This is just the latest research that supports the notion that vegetable proteins reduce blood pressure.
Researchers believe that these finding may explain why the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) helps lower blood pressure. The DASH diet is low in sodium and includes lots of vegetables, whole grains, and beans. Beans are also a great source of vegetable protein. (more…)
Guest bloggers Garrett Berdan, RD, LD, and Bailey Peterka, dietetic intern, help you make the DASH for good health. The DASH Diet Eating Plan website was created by registered dietitians and nutrition educators at Nutrition Education Services/Oregon Dairy Council.
A new study highlights an additional benefit of the DASH diet to lower risk of heart failure in women.
The study appearing in the May 2009 Archives of Internal Medicine examined the incidence of heart failure in healthy women aged 48 to 83, and found that women whose diet was the most similar to the DASH eating plan experienced a 37%-51% lower rate of heart failure. (more…)