Powerful Mineral DROPS Your Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is NO joke.
It puts a bullseye right on your heart.
You’re a prime target for all kinds of serious conditions… like a heart attack… or a stroke…
Face it, having high blood pressure is downright DANGEROUS.
But the GOOD NEWS is you can DROP your risk of high blood pressure… and it all starts with this powerful mineral.
The American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology published a study that found that if you’re low on zinc… your risk of high blood pressure SHOOTS UP.
For the study, researchers looked at two groups of mice:
- one with low zinc levels
- and one with normal levels.
Those with poor zinc levels developed high blood pressure.
To further prove zinc’s importance, they followed up with a diet RICH in zinc for the group of zinc-deficient mice.
Once their zinc levels reached a healthy level, their blood pressure DROPPED to normal.
How did this happen?
Well, when it comes to managing blood pressure, your kidneys are a key player.
And in your kidneys is a compound called sodium chloride cotransporter (NCC). It reabsorbs sodium from fluids and puts it back in your body.
The problem is, low levels of sodium can CAUSE high blood pressure. So if you have an NCC that isn’t acting right — or is overactive — your blood pressure will start to climb.
Luckily enough, previous studies have shown that zinc manages the NCC, keeping your blood pressure under control.
But are you getting enough zinc?
An estimated 2.2 BILLION people in the world have a zinc deficiency.
Those with illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease are even more vulnerable and usually already have low levels of zinc. Putting them at a greater risk for high blood pressure…
Which sets them on track for serious heart conditions…
To get off this dangerous road and keep your blood pressure in check, start by upping your zinc intake.
Some of the foods to consider for your next meal or snack that give you a zinc boost are:
- Meat (especially red)
- Legumes (chickpeas and beans)
- Seeds and nuts
- And eggs.
If you’re still not getting enough zinc you can also take a daily zinc supplement. Experts recommend 11mg a day for men and 8mg a day for women.