Chicken soup may lower blood pressure

October 16, 2008 2:01:24 PM PDT
Chicken soup has always been considered good comfort food and now we may know one reason why. A new study suggests it could help to lower your blood pressure. Japanese researchers have found that collagen proteins found in chicken may actually lower blood pressure.

Scientists reporting in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry say those collagens appear to act like the blood pressure medications called ace inhibitors. They add, the secret is the chicken, not the rest of the stuff in the soup.