A Sandwich Option for Better Blood Pressure
Piling your favorite sandwich fixings on the right kind of bread could mean healthier blood pressure. The right choice? One hundred percent whole-grain.
A recent study showed that a diet high in whole grains may help reduce the risk of high blood pressure by as much as 20 percent. And all you have to do is check a label!
The Whole Whole-Grains Story
The story continues to unfold, but experts have some good guesses about how whole grains work their blood-pressure-lowering magic. It's a one-two punch: Whole grains contain potassium, which is the king of all blood-pressure taming minerals, and fiber, which helps you stay blood-pressure-friendly slim. Whole grains also make blood vessels more flexible — important for preventing pressure buildup in arteries.