We learned that adding yogurt to your diet could help lower the risk of high blood pressure.
A study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Researcher 2012 Scientific Session followed more than 2,000 volunteers for 15 years. None of the participants had high blood pressure at the start of the study. The participants were asked about their yogurt consumption by questionnaire three times during the test period and their blood pressure was measured throughout.
According to the results, the people who derived 2 percent of their daily calories from yogurt were 31 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure. The yogurt-eaters also had a lower systolic blood pressure on average than those who did not eat yogurt regularly.