Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Whole grains lower risk of high blood pressure

Both men and women who eat the greatest amounts of whole grains have the lowest likelihood of high blood pressure, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Men in a grouping that averages 52 grams of whole grains every day were 19 percent less likely than the men who ate an average of about 3 grams per day to develop hypertension, after other factors like activity level were factored out.

The Spartan Diet calls for all dietary grains to be whole grains, and for the total elimination of flour and compromised grains.