An egg a day could keep high blood pressure away

According to scientists, starting out the day with an egg could help to keep high blood pressure at bay.

Ace inhibitors are prescription-only pills which are currently taken by millions of individuals all over the world in a bid to help lower their blood pressure, but these new findings have shown that a healthy diet including an egg each day could be equally as effective.

Researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada have found that when eggs come into contact with stomach enzymes, they produce a protein which stops the hormone angiotensin from narrowing the body’s blood vessels in a similar way to many blood pressure lowering drugs.

The researchers, whose study was funded by the poultry industry, said more work was needed to show the effects outside a lab and in the human body.

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