In the News: Eggs can keep your blood pressure down

And just a short while after a study exploded the myth that eggs can increase the risk of high cholesterol and heart disease, another study released from the University of Alberta in Canada (reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry) has suggested that starting your day on an egg could actually help keep your blood pressure in check.

More research needs to be done, but scientists showed that eggs produce proteins that can mimic the action of powerful blood-pressure-lowering drugs, such as ace inhibitors, which are prescription-only pills taken by millions around the world. These drugs lower blood pressure by stopping the hormone angiotensin from narrowing the body’s blood vessels. This recent research shows that when eggs come into contact with stomach enzymes they can produce a protein that can act in the same way.

Comments are closed.