The Peach in my Basket and Hypertension

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

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

  • VITAMIN C, has the ability of working as a diuretic, meaning that it can help remove excess fluids from the blood vessels which may greatly help controlling of blood pressure within the blood vessels
  • POTASSIUM, a mineral known to be so good at bringing down the high blood pressure
  • FIBER which is known for controlling weight.
  • CHOLINE helps in 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 which causes thinning of the arterial walls. This makes the blood pressure to 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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