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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 9:56am
A new study finds eating more vegetables may help lower your blood pressure.The new findings were published monday in the scientific journal "JAMA Internal Medicine."
Participants following a vegetarian diet saw a significant dip in blood pressure, compared to their omnivore counterparts. The study looked at strict vegetarian diets as well as those that include fish and eggs.
Experts point to a number of factor for the possible correlation: Vegetarian diets are often lower in sodium and saturated fats, and because vegetables are less energy dense than other foods, you can eat more of them for fewer calories.
Nearly a third of American adults have high blood pressure, known as hypertension which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.