A New Study shows that potatoes lower blood pressure and no weight gain.
The study is carried in the USA on 18 predominantly obese people with high blood pressure ate six to eight purple potatoes and their skins twice daily for one month. These subjects are taken under consideration for a period of time and results are analyzed. By the end of the study period, the average diastolic blood pressure reading (lower) had fallen 4.3 percent on average.
The systolic pressure (upper), on the other hand, had fallen by an average of 3.5 percent. Blood pressure decreases even occurred in people who were already taking antihypertensive medication.
Purple-skinned potatoes contain anti-oxidants that are more useful for the body. Most surprising results are none of the subjects under test gain weight. That will be the best news for the persons like potatoes and also don’t want to obese. The study was conducted at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania by Dr. Joe Vinson.
Potatoes’ ability to lower blood pressure and previously it was discovered that potatoes contain Anti-Hypertensive components similar to ACE inhibitors which are widely used in Anti-Hypertensive therapy. These ACE Inhibitors similar compounds are phytochemicals plant-based compounds that have been linked to numerous health benefits.