Eating soy beans often helps to lower blood pressure

Many antihypertensive drugs taken by hypertensive patients contain diuretic components, which are easy to cause the metabolism of potassium in the body. If you do not pay attention to timely supplementation, it is easy to cause hypokalemia, fatigue, palpitation, chest tightness and other discomfort.

Director of the Cardiovascular Department of Anhui Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Cheng Xiaoyu said that soybeans are rich in potassium, and the potassium content per 100 grams of soybeans is as high as 1503 mg, which is higher than the potassium content of many vegetables and fruits. Hypertensive patients with drugs often eat soy beans, which is helpful for timely supplementation of potassium in the body.

The protein and soybean solid acid in soybean can also significantly improve and reduce blood lipids and cholesterol in the body. The unsaturated fatty acids and soybean phospholipids in soybeans also have a good effect on maintaining blood vessel elasticity and preventing fatty liver formation. This is very important for patients with hypertension. However, although soybeans have rich nutritional value, they are not suitable for everyone.

Director Cheng Xiaoyu pointed out that patients with hypertensive nephropathy should be careful to eat soy beans. In patients with hypertensive nephropathy, due to kidney function damage, potassium is not easily excreted. If you eat soy beans at this time, it is easy to cause hyperkalemia, chest tightness, palpitation, arrhythmia, etc. In severe cases, sudden death may occur.

Experts suggest that soybeans must be eaten in whole grains, in order to play a good antihypertensive effect, usually use boiling water to mix cold dishes, stir-fry, or soup, porridge can be put a little. However, if you drink soy milk made from fresh soybeans, the antihypertensive effect will be greatly reduced. The potassium content per 100 grams of soy milk is only 48 mg.