Could Mushrooms Help Improve High Blood Pressure?

Several studies suggest that mushrooms may help improve high blood pressure. These studies have found that mushrooms contain compounds that have blood pressure-lowering effects.

One study found that eating mushrooms reduced blood pressure in people with hypertension. Another study found that mushroom extract lowered blood pressure in rats with hypertension.

Ergothioneine: This antioxidant has been shown to lower blood pressure in animals.


Potassium: This mineral helps to balance fluids in the body, which can help to lower blood pressure.

Fiber: Fiber can help to lower blood pressure by absorbing cholesterol in the digestive tract, which prevents it from being absorbed into the bloodstream.

While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of mushrooms for high blood pressure, the evidence suggests that they may be a helpful addition to a heart-healthy diet.

Enjoy mushrooms as a snack by roasting them with olive oil, salt, and pepper.


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