Yogurt Keeps Blood Pressure Down
Turns out there’s more to gain from yogurt than good bacteria. The dairy product may also help keep blood pressure in check. The Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter reports that researchers at the school have found that people who eat least 2 percent of their daily calories from yogurt were 31 percent less likely to develop hypertension over a 14-year period. The researchers looked at data on 2,197 adults who did not have high blood pressure at the beginning if the study. Over 14 years, 913 developed high blood pressure, and those who ate the most yogurt (at least one six-ounce cup serving of yogurt every three days) were significantly less likely to develop high blood pressure. The Tufts researchers remind us that yogurt is also a good source of protein and calcium and that its “live” bacteria may have probiotic digestive benefits. Read more from the Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter.