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US: Broccoli, cabbage can lower blood pressure, study says

Eating broccoli and cabbage can assist in lowering blood pressure, suggests a latest study.

The probable reason behind this is the presence of glutamic acid in high volume in broccoli and cabbage.

For conducting the latest study, researchers scrutinized the quantity of five amino acids in the diets of 4,680 volunteers, ages between 40 to 59 years, from the U.S., UK, China and Japan.

It was discovered that with an increase in glutamic acid content in their food, their blood pressure dropped down.

Study author Dr Ian Brown, an epidemiologist at Imperial College, London, was quoted as saying, “Glutamic acid may partly explain the link between vegetable protein and lower blood pressure.”

He added, “However there is no ‘magic bullet’ for preventing high blood pressure, and vegetable protein and glutamic acid are individual elements of a broader healthy eating pattern.”

Glutamic acid and its sources Glutamic acid is one of the most widely found amino acids and forms nearly one-fourth of vegetable protein and one-fifth of the animal protein.



Source: themedguru.com

Publication date: 7/14/2009


 


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