Study: Plant-Based Diet May Prevent Against Hypertension, Preeclampsia
A plant-based diet appears to afford significant protection to rats bred to become hypertensive on a high-salt diet, scientists report. When the rats become pregnant, the whole grain diet also protects the mothers and their offspring from deadly preeclampsia.
Although we have all heard to avoid the salt shaker, an estimated 30-50% of us have a significant increase in blood pressure in response to high-salt intake, percentages that are even higher and more impactful in Blacks.
The two new studies provide more evidence that the gut microbiota, which contains trillions of microorganisms that help us digest ...