Monday, May 26, 2014
How Olive Oil Helps In Lowering Blood Pressure
A scientific study revealed that eating unsaturated fatty acids, like those in olive oil, along with leafy greens and other vegetables create a certain kind of fatty acid that lowers blood pressure. These nitro fatty acids are formed when consuming spinach, celery and carrots tat are filled with nitrates and nitrites, along with avocado, nuts and olive oil that contain healthy fats. Nitro fatty acids appear to inhibit an enzyme known as soluble epoxide hydrolase, said the research in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, a peer- reviewed US Journal. " The findings of our study help to explain why previous research has shown Mediterranian diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts can reduce cardiovascular problems like stroke, heart-failure and heart attacks", said Phillip Eaton, professor of cardiovascular biochemistry at king's College of London. While most experts agree that Mediterranean diet - which consists lots of vegetables, fish, grains. red wine, fatty acids and oils brings health benefits, there has been little scientific consensus about how and why.