High blood pressure or hypertension is a dangerous disease. According to the World Health Organisation, around 1.28 billion adults aged 30–79 years worldwide have high blood pressure. This is a condition in which the pressure in the arteries increases significantly. Because of this, the heart has to work harder to pump blood to the body. High blood pressure also causes stroke, heart failure, kidney disease, and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). In such a situation, high blood pressure can be kept under control by changing the habits related to food and drink. For this, eggs containing protein, calcium, magnesium, and potassium can be included in the diet.

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Today, through this article, you will know whether eggs should be eaten for high blood pressure or not -

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Eating egg white can be beneficial to keep high blood pressure and cholesterol levels under control. The white part of the egg is made up of 90 percent water and 10 percent protein. The white part of the egg is low in calories and does not contain cholesterol and fat. The white part of an egg contains about 4 grams of protein. Apart from this, egg white also contains calciummagnesium, and potassium. Come, let's know how eating eggs is beneficial for high blood pressure -

  • Many types of research have revealed that egg white can help in balancing high blood pressure.
  • A whole egg contains about 71 calories, while the white part of the egg contains only 18 calories. At the same time, it also contains protein. In this context, it is beneficial in reducing weight and keeping blood pressure under control.
  • Egg white contains 3.6 mg of magnesium and 53.8 mg of potassium. Both these nutrients maintain the proper level of blood pressure. Therefore, egg white can be included in the diet if there is high blood pressure.
  • Calcium is also necessary for healthy blood pressure. It helps in tightening the blood vessels and giving relaxation when needed. Egg white contains 2.3 mg of calcium, which is beneficial for high blood pressure patients.
  • A November 2018 study of half a million Chinese adults found that people who ate an egg a day had a lower risk of heart disease and high blood pressure.
  • The white part of the egg contains an element called a peptide, which forms a protein. It helps reduce blood pressure. Egg whites may be as effective as low doses of the high blood pressure medicine captopril.
  • The white part of the egg keeps the blood pressure and cholesterol level under control because it contains low calories, high protein, and vitamins. There is no fat in it.
  • According to the American Heart Association (AHA), consuming less sodium can help reduce high blood pressure. Not only this but high blood pressure can also be prevented from developing. Therefore, for high blood pressure, avoid eating salt on egg whites. In case of high blood pressure, a person should not eat more than 1,500 mg of salt.

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Starting the day with a healthy and nutritious breakfast can help in maintaining a proper level of blood pressure. A healthy breakfast is also necessary to maintain energy throughout the day. Hence, the egg can be the best option for breakfast, as it is rich in protein. Patients with high blood pressure can also consume one egg white for breakfast. With this, they will get the essential nutrients potassium, magnesium, and calcium that keep blood pressure under control.

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Blood pressure can be kept under control by eating a healthy diet. It has been proved through the facts given in this article that egg white can help in controlling high blood pressure. Along with this, it is also necessary for heart health. Egg white also helps in maintaining the proper level of cholesterol. Therefore, hypertensive people can eat an egg every morning for breakfast.

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