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Vegetables Push Blood Pressure Down

Written by Tim Pegler

People who eat more vegetable protein tend to have lower blood pressure.

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is sometimes called the “silent killer” because more often than not you can’t feel the symptoms and there are few warning signs. Having high blood pressure increases your risk for getting heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. High blood pressure can affect anyone of any race, age or gender. It can be controlled to a certain extent by adopting a healthy lifestyle.


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