Thursday, April 9, 2009

Vegetable proteins lower blood pressure

Hypertension or high blood pressure affects more than 600 million people all over the world and causes more than 7 million deaths. Several studies including one that covered over 4000 people in the US, UK, China and Japan have shown that vegetable proteins help to lower blood pressure. vegetable protein spirulinaThe amino acids of a diet rich in vegetable proteins are different from those found in meat proteins and it was found that the higher a person's vegetable protein intake, the lower was the blood pressure.

Vegetable proteins can easily be obtained from a number of sources including legumes, split peas, beans, soy and seitan. The highest content of a complete protein is found in Spirulina. This is a blue-green algae which provides upto 71% of protein - far higher than any meat or other plant product. Spirulina also contains large amounts of other nutrients leading many to call it a superfood.

Read more on Spirulina and its benefits buy organic spirulina

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