July 7, 2009 --Eating more beans, whole grains and soy could help lower your blood pressure, according to a new study that finds eating more vegetable protein may be associated with lower blood pressure. Researchers from Northwestern University and the UK looked at data from over 4,500 people. They found that eating 5 percent more glutamic acid was linked to a small decrease in blood pressure. Glutamic acid is found in beans, whole grains, and soy.
The diet is recommended by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.
The study appears in the publication called Circulation.