Flaxseed for high blood pressure

Flaxseed represents a particularly attractive strategy for controlling hypertension in economically disadvantaged communities and countries, and its BP-lowering effects compare favorably with those of antihypertensive drugs and lifestyle modifications, such as a low-salt diet and weight loss,”

via Flaxseed drops systolic BP by 10 to 15 mm Hg in FLAX-PAD study | theheart.org.

Pretty cool stuff here —  not that you should stop taking your blood pressure medicine, but flaxseed has a strong anti-hypertensive effect.  Yet another win for real food.

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