2 Common Cooking Oils As Effective As Blood Pressure Medications

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Eating a heart-healthy diet is important for managing your blood pressure and reducing your risk of heart attack, stroke and other chronic health issues. Unfortunately, there isn’t a single “magic” food that will control blood pressure, instead, it’s the foundation for an all-around healthful eating strategy that is good for blood pressure and so much more. One common food we do not really think about is cooking oil, and choosing a healthier option can provide many benefits.

Blending these 2 oils will drop your systolic blood pressure by 14 points and do more for your health, too!

They can lower your LDL cholesterol by 26%. Imagine that! What’s more, these 2 cooking oils which you can easily find in all supermarkets are also really tasty. It just keeps getting better, doesn’t it?

Researchers in India have discovered that a combination of rice bran oil and sesame oil works as well as blood pressure medications without any side effects.

They presented their findings in the American Heart Association’s scientific session on high blood pressure research.

The group conducted a 2-month study in New Delhi, India, on 300 men and women with mild to moderately high blood pressure. The average age of the participants was 57.

The participants were divided into 3 groups. The first group received only a blood pressure-lowering medication (Nifedipine) that acted as a calcium channel blocker. The second group used the oil blend, and the third group used a combination of the oil blend and the medication.

The participants used about an ounce of the oil for cooking every day.

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The results were simply amazing.

All the participants showed a significant decrease in systolic blood pressure. Those who used the medication showed a decrease in systolic pressure of about 16 points. The group that used only the oil blend showed a decrease of 14 points. The group that used a combination of medications and an oil blend showed a 36-point drop.

Their diastolic blood pressure also improved dramatically. A 12-point decrease in the group that took medication, 11 points in those who tried the oil blend, and 24 points in the group that used the combination.

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But here is the most interesting part of the research the oils did something better than the medications failed to do!

They caused a drop in LDL cholesterol level by about 26 percent and a 9.5 percent increase in HDL level. No such effect was observed in those who took only the medication.

It is believed that all the beneficial effects are due to the healthy fatty acids and antioxidants present in the oils such as sesamin, sesamol, sesamolin, and oryzanol.

Andrew Ellis

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