Spoonfuls of yogurt help the blood pressure stay down

By 9. November 2012Blog, Health, Nutrition

Eating low fat yogurt decreases your chance of developing high blood pressure. That was the message from a presentation at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research 2012 Scientific Sessions.

The researchers followed a group of over 2000 people for 15 years, taking blood samples and asking them how much yogurt they consumed. Participants in the trial had a 31% less chance of developing high blood pressure if at least 2% of their daily calories came from yogurt, that’s approximately 85g per day or a 250g pot every 3 days.

The story is reported on the website of the American Heart Association.