Monday, May 30, 2011

Low Carb Diets and High Blood Pressure

Apparently, one in five adults between the ages of 24 and 32 have high blood pressure, due to expanding waist lines.  This is a problem, because most young adults don't see a physician regularly and are probably not aware they have high blood pressure.The article suggests cutting salt as a way to reduce blood pressure, but we also know that the fear of salt is almost as overblown as the fear of fat so that is a pretty useless suggestion.

If you want to lower your blood pressure, why not try a low carb diet?  My high blood pressure normalized within two weeks of starting my low carb lifestyle, and empirical research shows low carb diets are very effective at lowering blood pressure (here is the actual journal article).  You will have dramatically lower blood pressure results a lot more quickly than cutting your salt intake.

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