Appel LJ. J Hum Hypertens. Med Hypotheses. I was blown away by the research on the connection between various chronic illnesses and the typical American diet. Effects of tea and tea flavonoids on endothelial function and blood pressure: a brief review. Until now, it has not been known whether a complete absence of animal products is necessary in plant-based dietary patterns to achieve a significant beneficial effect on blood pressure. This type of diet boosts your consumption of fiber, potassium, antioxidants, and polyphenols, while reducing sodium overall. J Natl Med Assoc. No content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.
By Lauren Melton, Mar 26, Lauren Melton looked healthy, but her blood pressure told a different story. She shares what adopting a plant-based diet did for her hypertension. Four years ago I was diagnosed with unexplained extremely high blood pressure. I ate what I believed was healthy, I exercised regularly—what gives? Searching for Answers I began visiting many specialists, including cardiologists and internal medicine physicians, and I even became a patient at the Vanderbilt Hypertension Clinic. This news was devastating, to say the least. I spent the last four years attempting to manage my condition as best as I could, trying to stay positive, and dealing with medication side effects. I was blown away by the research on the connection between various chronic illnesses and the typical American diet.
I no longer needed medication at all. The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults CARDIA study prospectively followed young aged 18 to 30 years, black and white men and women over a 15 year time period and monitored them for the development of cardiovascular disease risk factors. I ate what I believed was healthy, I exercised regularly—what gives? Cooking dishes that can work to lower your blood pressure is an act of self love. Join our mailing list Get free recipes and the latest info on living a happy, healthy plant-based lifestyle. We would love to hear about it! This study compared the blood pressure of sedentary vegans, endurance athletes matched for body mass index with the vegan group consuming a Western diet and running an average of 48 miles per week, and sedentary subjects consuming a Western diet.