Looking to lower your blood pressure? Then experts suggest having a daily yoghurt.
New research claims yoghurts should be your first choice snack, as thanks to the good bacteria, they can reduce your chance of developing heart disease.
In fact, other dairy products, such as milk and cheese, have also been linked to a reduce risk of hypertension.
Eating yoghurt regularly can keep your blood pressure down
Experts from the University of South Australia and the University of Maine conducted the study and they found that even small amounts of yoghurt were associated with lower blood pressure.
One of the researchers, Dr Alexandra Wade, said: “Dairy foods, especially yoghurt, may be capable of reducing blood pressure.
“This is because dairy foods contain a range of micronutrients, including calcium, magnesium and potassium, all of which are involved in the regulation of blood pressure.
“Yoghurt is especially interesting because it also contains bacteria that promote the release of proteins which lowers blood pressure.
“This study showed for people with elevated blood pressure, even small amounts of yoghurt were associated with lower blood pressure.
“And for those who consumed yoghurt regularly, the results were even stronger, with blood pressure readings nearly seven points lower than those who did not consume yoghurt.”
Healthy yoghurt recipes from The Healthy Mummy app
These amazing little frozen yoghurt, raspberry and chocolate bites are perfect for after dinner, or late night sweet cravings.
At only 50 calories each how could you resist??If you’re following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, you can add these delicious little treats in WITHOUT falling off the wagon.
This recipe comes from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge which is made for busy mums who want to lose weight the healthy way.
Make this deliciously nutty muesli ahead of time and you’ve got a super healthy breakfast that only takes 30 seconds to throw together in the morning.
Depending on your tastes and dietary requirements, you can make this recipe vegan by using coconut yoghurt instead of traditional natural or Greek yoghurt.
Why not prepare a big batch of the muesli and use it for your breakfast for the week? It’s perfect if you are following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
You could swap the Healthy Mummy Smoothie mix for some cacao/cocoa powder and a little maple syrup to make the chocolate sauce if you like.
Yoghurt berry mini cheesecakes
These simple mini frozen treats are a recipe from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.Small bites of healthy cheesecake that have a berry burst – delicious!
We love frozen goodies and as part of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge you’ll have access to recipes like Frozen Yoghurt Raspberry Chocolate Bites, Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles or Peanut Butter and Jam Ice Cream.
High in protein and antioxidants, they’re quick and easy to make and will no doubt be a hit with the whole family.
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