High blood pressure means a person’s blood pressure is consistently too high and that their heart has to work harder to pump blood around their body. It is easy to ignore high blood pressure as the condition doesn’t reveal any symptoms initially, but if left untreated, it can lead to heart and circulatory diseases such as heart attack or stroke. Lifestyle factors strongly influence a person’s risk of developing high blood pressure, with poor diet being a key contributor. If diagnosed with high blood pressure, you may be recommended to take a supplement but which one is best?
Eating probiotics may help to lower one’s blood pressure.
Probiotics are known as “friendly bacteria” and have been found to moderately reduce a person blood pressure, according to a new study.
Researchers combined the results of nine randomised controlled trials and the results were interesting.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that have many health benefits.
They help to improve digestive health, reduce depression and promote heart health.
Getting probiotics from supplements is popular, but a person can also get them from fermented foods.
Eating food that contains probiotics or taking a supplement has been linked to healthier blood pressure.
What foods contain probiotics
Yogurt is one of the best sources of probiotics. It is made from milk that has been fermented by friendly bacteria.
Eating yogurt is associated with many health benefits, including improved bone health. It is also beneficial for people with high blood pressure.
Other food sources with good levels of probiotics include kefir, sauerkraut, kombucha, pickles and miso.
It’s important to speak with your GP before embarking on supplements to help with blood pressure.