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Apricots against hypertension

  1. Apricots seem to be helpful in controlling your blood pressure. Many people eat these dried fruits in combination with medicines to lower blood pressure. But what is the effect of apricots?

  2. Apricots seem to help control your blood pressure. Many people eat these dried fruits in combination with medicines to lower blood pressure. But what is the effect of apricots?

  1. In this article, I'll explore why apricots can help lower high blood pressure.

  1. Many doctors prescribe (in the past) to eat dried apricots on an empty stomach every day because this has a positive effect on lowering your blood pressure. About 5 dried apricots every day should work wonders. Yet it has not been scientifically proven that this is a fact for humans.

  1. I thought this was strange, why would doctors prescribe this? This is because no large-scale research has yet been conducted! But this doesn't mean it doesn't work ...

  2. I thought this was strange, why would doctors prescribe this? This is because no large-scale research has been conducted yet! But this doesn't mean it doesn't work ...

  1. In 2011 a study was conducted into the effect of apricots and almonds on high blood pressure in mice. This study found that when rats ate the apricot and almond snack, their blood pressure dropped spontaneously. The researchers indicated that not only the potassium, but also the peptide in the apricot could be the cause. So there are several nutrients in an apricot that can lower your blood pressure (1).

  2. In 2011 a study was conducted into the effect of apricots and almonds on high blood pressure in mice. This study found that when rats ate the apricots and almond snack, their blood pressure dropped spontaneously. The researchers indicated that not only the potassium, but also the peptide in the apricot could be the cause. So there are several nutrients in an apricot that can lower your blood pressure (1).

  1. Apricots are a good source of many vitamins and minerals. A dried apricot contains vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin C, (very much) potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, copper and zinc.

  1. Vitamin A in combination with vitamin C can lower blood pressure. The fact that these two vitamins can be found in this fruit is therefore very good news for people with high blood pressure.

  1. According to research from 2002 folic acid also helps against high blood pressure in people who smoke. This has to do with the fact that folic acid affects the lining of the blood vessels, making them more flexible. So if your high blood pressure is caused by arteriosclerosis, which can be the case with smokers, an apricot with folic acid won't hurt. Fresh apricots are also recommended (2).

  2. According to research from 2002 folic acid also helps against high blood pressure in people who smoke. This has to do with the fact that folic acid affects the lining of the blood vessels, making them more flexible. So if your high blood pressure is caused by arteriosclerosis, which can be the case in smokers, an apricot with folic acid won't hurt. Fresh apricots are also recommended (2).

  1. Calcium is also a substance that can contribute to lowering blood pressure, especially in combination with vitamin D3. Apricots are usually available fresh in the summer and dried all year round. So, especially in summer, eating apricots can lower your blood pressure even more than it already does because of the other ingredients in it. [! 194111 => 1140 = 9!] Magnesium is a substance that causes your blood pressure to drop, because it lowers stress and vitamin C is good for your blood vessels, but of this is not as much in a dried apricot as potassium that it will have much effect.

  2. Calcium is also a substance that can contribute to lowering blood pressure, especially in combination with vitamin D3. Apricots are usually available fresh in the summer and dried all year round. So especially in the summer, eating apricots can lower your blood pressure even more than it already does because of the other substances it contains.

  1. Magnesium is a substance that ensures that your blood pressure can drop, because it reduces stress and vitamin C is good for your blood vessels, but of this is not as much in a dried apricot as potassium that it will have much effect.

  1. One of the most important minerals is potassium. When you are deficient in this mineral, you will suffer from fatigue, poor fitness, difficulty breathing and poor memory.

  1. In addition, there is a very good chance that your blood pressure will increase. Apricots are full of potassium and this is precisely what causes the blood pressure lowering effect. Eating apricots has many health benefits and it is tasty too. It also lowers the risk of different types of cancer.

  2. In addition, the chances are very high that your blood pressure will increase. Apricots are full of potassium and this is precisely what causes the blood pressure lowering effect. Eating apricots has many health benefits and it is tasty too. It also lowers the risk of different types of cancer.

  1. Contradiction Apricots have not been proven to lower blood pressure, but potassium has been proven to do this. So the calculation is made simple? 1 + 1 = 2 and this means that apricots can indeed indirectly lower blood pressure.

  1. Adding potassium to your diet seems to work just as well as cutting back on salt! What kind of results can you expect when you eat AND eat apricots AND stop eating salt? Right, a faster lowering of your blood pressure.

  2. Adding potassium to your diet seems to work just as well as cutting down on salt! What kind of results can you expect when you eat AND eat apricots AND stop eating salt? Right, a faster lowering of your blood pressure.

  1. When you eat potassium every day (be it supplements or apricots) it can immediately lower your blood pressure by 5%! This does not mean the more potassium, the lower your blood pressure. The recommended daily allowance of potassium is about 3 grams per day. This would mean that you should eat about 200 grams of dried apricots per day. This may seem like a lot, but with half a cup of dried apricots you already have more than 250 grams.

  1. Supplementation in combination with apricots could be a healthy solution.

  1. There are even studies in England and India to add apricot to tea time snacks so that eating apricots is more accepted by people with high blood pressure. Think of cookies, muffins and scones that the English love when they organize a high tea.

  1. Too much potassium? There are no downsides to getting too much potassium. So rest assured if you like apricots very much 🠙 ‚Your body is very well able to remove excess potassium from your body through urine without putting too much strain on your kidneys

Finally ...

  1. Apricots are delicious fruits that are mainly grown in Spain and other southern countries. This means that they are usually only available fresh in the summer, but you can eat them all year round when dried. This is very good, because the dried apricots contain a lot of potassium. Potassium is very important in lowering your blood pressure, as it helps to get too much water out of your body.

  1. In addition, an apricot also contains many other vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A and C, which also have a blood pressure lowering effect. Folate also helps lower blood pressure in people who have high blood pressure due to hardened arteries. This is because folic acid can make blood vessels supple again.



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