Eggs help reduce high BP

February 19th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Heres another reason for egg lovers to savour their favourite food it helps lower high blood pressure.

Canadian researchers have found that egg proteins can help reduce BP in hypertensive patients.

Earlier studies have suggested that eggs provide high-quality protein for growth, muscle strength and energy and promote weight.

Its key nutrients also help reduce the risk of neural tube birth defects and promote eye health.

In the new study led by Jianping Wu and Kaustav Majumder have found several different peptides in boiled and fried eggs that act as potent ACE inhibitors.

And fried eggs have the highest ACE inhibitory activity.

The scientists showed that enzymes in the stomach and small intestine produce these peptides from eggs.

Egg consumption has significantly reduced over the years amid concerns about cholesterol risk factor for heart disease.

However, recent studies do suggest that healthy people can eat eggs without increasing their heart disease risk.

Researchers have shown that eggs have insignificant impact on cholesterol levels.

The new study has also shown that eggs help reduce hypertension- another risk factor for heart disease.

The findings appear in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. (ANI)

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