Is the risk of deadly diseases that can be avoided ? Research shows eating a vegetarian diet can help overcome this hypertension .
Normal blood pressure is usually 120/80 mm HG . Several studies have shown that each increase of 20/10 mm Hg in the number doubled , patients are more at risk of developing cardiovascular disease . Meanwhile, if you can lose 5 mm Hg , the risk of fatal heart disease was reduced by about 7 % . Eating more fruits and vegetables is proven to reduce the risk .
In the study, researchers analyzed data from seven previously published clinical trials and 32 observational studies . In clinical trials there were 311 people who responded . While in observational studies , more than 21,000 people were respondents .
The researchers only use the data to examine the relationship between a vegetarian diet and blood pressure . Of the seven clinical trials that have been done seen the participants who follow a vegetarian diet had a systolic blood pressure of 4.8 mm Hg lower than the average person in general . While vegetarians diastolic blood pressure was lower with an average of 2.2 mm Hg .
While it is known in the observational studies , respondents who follow a vegetarian diet also decreased blood pressure . This decrease might be flat - raat 6.9 mm Hg for systolic blood pressure and 4.7 mm Hg for diastolic blood pressure .
Many factors can affect blood pressure will be lower for vegetarians . Det can reduce sodium and saturated fat in the body but can add fiber and potassium higher . Vegetarians also tend to have lower body mass index , because by eating fruits and vegetables , calories into the body is not too much