- Study: A study published last month shows a strong correlation between higher protein and amino acids from your diet can lower peripheral and central blood pressure. Make sure you get quality sources of protein (whether from vegetables or meat).
"In multivariable analyses, a higher intake of total protein and the 7 individual amino acids examined [(arginine, cysteine, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, leucine, and tyrosine)] was significantly associated with lower peripheral and central blood pressure"
"The intake of amino acids associated with lower arterial stiffness and central blood pressure is easily achievable in the habitual diet, making these findings very relevant for public health strategies to reduce cardiovascular disease risk."
- Amino Acid Intake Is Inversely Associated with Arterial Stiffness and Central Blood Pressure in Women
" Of the 2.4 million deaths that occur in the United States each year, 75% are the result of avoidable nutritional factor diseases."
– Dr. C Everett Koop, Former US General Surgeon GeneralWant to know more? Read my post on your DNA, Genes, and Nutrition.
Also, for a 101 on DNA, check out DNA, Amino Acids, and Proteins.
- Fun Fact: Not getting enough sleep can increase cortisol. According to wikipedia, "It is released in response to stress and low blood-glucose concentration.". With a higher stress high-fat and sweet foods are more desirable. Get some sleep folks!
Fit-Bullet Friday #3
FitCorner's Friday Fit-Bullets #3.