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The Peach in my Basket and Hypertension

The Peach in my Basket and Hypertension

The peach, one magical fruit that shouldn’t miss out on your basket next you visit the market.

One fresh peach contains 330 milligrams which is about 10% of the daily recommended intake. Peaches are also rich in:

  • VITAMIN C has the ability to work as a diuretic, meaning that it can help remove excess fluids from the blood vessels which may greatly help to control blood pressure within the blood vessels
  • POTASSIUM, a mineral known to be so good at bringing down the high blood pressure
  • FIBER is known for controlling weight.
  • CHOLINE helps in the breakdown of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol which is known as “bad fat”. This kind of cholesterol is deposited on the walls of the blood vessels making a plaque that causes thinning of the arterial walls. This makes the blood pressure increase.

It is okay to have one to two peach(es) in a day where else the rest of 80% potassium can be obtained from other food sources.

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By Jubilee Insurance