This “Unhealthy” Food Can Lower Your Blood Pressure?

Egg Whites lower blood pressure

There’s a new reason to eat eggs for breakfast…

New research has found how you can lower your blood pressure with this breakfast superfood.

Researchers from Clemson University just presented their findings at the annual American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans.1

Egg whites contain a particular peptide known as RVPSL. The study showed that RVPSL blocked the action of angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE). The very substance produced by our bodies that raises blood pressure.

And not only did the egg white work as an ACE inhibitor…It worked just as well as some blood pressure medications.

“Our research suggests that there may be another reason to call it ‘the incredible, edible egg,’” said study leader Dr. Zhipeng Yu.

Canadian researchers found similar results when they tested egg white protein from both fried and boiled eggs.2

And you’ll never guess which ones worked the best…

The fried eggs!

They showed more potent activity than the eggs boiled at a lower temperature. That means frying or scrambling egg whites at higher temperatures has a greater impact on lowering blood pressure.

Nutritionists have been debating the health value of eggs for years. And until now, eggs have gotten a bum rap. Eggs, and particularly their yolks, have been linked to high cholesterol and heart disease. Many people cut eggs out of their diet to be “healthy.” But now research confirms what we’ve been saying all along… You don’t have to.

Out-of-date research is the cause for the link, according to Professor Bruce Griffin from the University of Surrey, in an edition of Nutrition Bulletin.3

It’s only recently that studies have started to show the nutritional benefits of eggs. They’re a great source of protein. And they are low in saturated fat making them an ideal food choice.

The yolk contains all the cholesterol. But it also packs lots of great nutrients such as zinc, iron, and vitamins A and D.4

You’ll get all the blood pressure-lowering benefits from the egg whites. An egg white omelet or scrambled eggs with fresh veggies is a great way to start your morning. Always buy organic, free-range eggs.

Now lowering your blood pressure can be delicious and healthy. We can’t say the same about blood pressure medication.

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  1. Darryl says:

    “scrambled eggs with fresh veggies”
    Isn’t there a concern with cooking egg yokes at high temperature while exposed to oxygen?

    • Rolf says:

      I agree. Scrambled eggs or egg omelet is not healthy, but as long as the yolk is intact it seems ok because the air did not have a chance to oxidize the cholesterol in the yolk. I eat at least 2 eggs per day, usually fried but often boiled and my cholesterol is in the healthy category. Once in a while I will hav e an omelet or scrambled eggs without harm.

    • Donna Mae says:

      I have found that just putting the egg into the omelet and then scrambling helps preserve it from oxidation. I do this all the time when I found out that the yolks do break down with exposure to air. I don’t make french toasts anymore for that reason. I would rather get all the essential benefits that is naturally found in them.

  2. Donald Chipps says:

    Some of these drugs may decrease your body’s supply of the mineral potassium. Symptoms such as weakness, leg cramps or being tired may result. Eating foods containing potassium may help prevent significant potassium loss. If your doctor recommends it, you could prevent potassium loss by taking a liquid or tablet that has potassium along with the diuretic. Diuretics such as amiloride (Midamar)*, spironolactone (Aldactone)* or triamterene (Dyrenium)* are called “potassium sparing” agents. They don’t cause the body to lose potassium. They might be prescribed alone, but are usually used with another diuretic…:..`

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