MAYO CLINIC: Caffeine and Blood Pressure, 10/27/2014

October 27, 2014

Caffeine and Blood Pressure

Most people drink at least a cup of coffee every morning or through the day to keep them alert and awake with little thought about how much caffeine they are actually consuming. Caffeine can cause a short, but dramatic increase in your blood pressure. Some people who regularly drink caffeinated beverages have a higher average blood pressure than those who drink none. To prevent caffeine from increasing your blood pressure, limit the amount of caffeine you consume every day. Also, avoid caffeine …

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AARP: Could Probiotics Lower High Blood Pressure?, 9/12/2014

September 12, 2014

Could Probiotics Lower High Blood Pressure?

Probiotics are known to offer a multitude of health benefits, including improving digestive and brain health, assisting the body in fighting off infections and now even aiding in lowering high blood pressure. In a study of 550 people, researchers found those with high blood pressure saw benefits from probiotics after two months of daily ingestion.  The cited reductions in high blood pressure were relatively small, but is a significant shift in the body’s health in terms of risk for heart …

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