Do you want to lower your blood pressure? This is the best vegetable against hypertension

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The best vegetables to eat if you have hypertension? According to several studies, it would be cabbage, in particular the cabbage one proved to be able to naturally lower blood pressure

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Il cabbage it is a vegetable that we typically find on our tables, being often used to enhance the flavor of the salad. However, kale is also a vegetable that is high in fiber, vitamins and minerals and low in calories, which helps in counteract high pressure.





They would be the Anthocyanins, the vegetable pigments present in cabbage that can give it their purplish color, to prevent the onset of hypertension and heart disease. Another component present in cabbage that helps in fighting high blood pressure is also theglutamic acid, as learned from a 2009 study from Imperial College.

How Does Cabbage Help Lower Blood Pressure?

Diet has always played an important role in regulating high blood pressure and cabbage is one of the foods that cannot be missed. Harvard University confirms to us, in fact, that all varieties of cabbage they are rich in vitamin C and low in calories. Cabbage is also a good source of fiber and other vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin A and potassium. Increased intake of foods rich in anthocyanins can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and reduce blood pressure, this is because anthocyanins have a positive effect on our blood vessels. This pigment has other benefits as well, such as reducing the risk of inflammation, helping fight microbes, improving brain function and can protect against the development of cancer.

Cabbage also helps fight kidney damage

A study published on the PubMed portal tested the positive impact that taking Brassica oleracea (scientific name of cabbage) has on a group of rodents in counteracting the onset of kidney damage. The administration of the vegetable prevented the accumulation of oxidative stress in the cells (alterations that occur in the tissues when they are exposed to an excess of oxidizing agents), inflammation, kidney damage and proteinuria (the presence of proteins in the urine in excess of normal quantities).

In conclusion, the various studies show us how cabbage is a vegetable that cannot be missing in our diets. We can eat it raw in salads or even steamed together with other vegetables. Cabbage not only improves the taste of food, it also improves its nutritional value.



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Sources: PubMed, Imperial College e Harvard University

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