High blood pressure: Snacking on peanuts is a healthy way to help lower your reading


A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that different flavours of peanuts – salted, spicy, honey-roasted, or unsalted, bring positive health benefits to people with high blood pressure.

The study was conducted at Purdue University and included over 150 men and women who incorporated peanuts into their daily diet for 12 weeks.

Commenting on the finding, Dr Richard Mattes, Professor of Nutrition Science at Purdue University, said: “Regardless of flavouring, peanut consumption offered significant benefits to participants with elevated serum lipids and blood pressure.”

Results showed that all varieties of peanuts significantly decreased mean diastolic blood pressure in all participants.

For those who had high blood pressure, the changes were greatest over the first two weeks of the study and were sustained throughout the 12 weeks.

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