New study shows vegetarians have lower blood pressure

by admin on July 23, 2014

vegetablesRemember when your mom told you that you needed to eat your vegetables? Turns out she was right.

A new study reveals that people who follow a vegetarian diets tend to have lower blood pressure than meat-eaters.

In the study, which was published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the vegetarians had on average a systolic blood pressure about 7 mm Hg lower and diastolic blood pressure about 5 mm Hg lower than omnivores.

The reason for the lower blood pressure is because vegetarian diets tend to contain more fiber, less fat and less sodium than diets with meat.  They also tend to consume fewer calories, which is why many of them are slimmer than meat-eaters.

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