Low sugar can prevent high blood pressure compared with low salt

Senior artist Zhao Wei shocked the death of myocardial infarction, once again alert the public, the importance of cardiovascular maintenance, especially in the cold weather in winter, easily due to large fluctuations in blood pressure. Less salt and less oil have always been a healthy dietary strategy to protect the cardiovascular system. However, recent studies abroad have shown that dietary guidelines should include “less sugar”, especially fructose, to prevent the risk of high blood pressure and heart attack.

According to the US “Medical Daily”, a recent study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) pointed out that previous dietary guidelines have suggested that sodium in salt causes high blood pressure, so we are committed to Advocate a low-salt diet. However, the study pointed out that sugar seems to have the same risk of causing high blood pressure as salt, and calls for healthy eating habits to add a reminder to reduce sugar.

Research: low-salt diet control of hypertension is not significant

James DiNicolantonio, a researcher at the Mid America Heart Institute, and Sanan Lucan, a family physician at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Both pointed out that in the treatment of hypertensive patients, the reduction of salt intake is not particularly significant for the improvement of blood pressure, and pointed out that the daily intake of 3 to 6 grams of salt is the healthiest amount, if Deliberately reducing the salt intake to 3 grams will be harmful to the body.

Reduce sugar supplements away from obesity and cardiovascular disease

Diric and Luken said that diets against high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease should be targeted at sugar intake. They point out that natural sugars in fruits and vegetables do not harm human health. However, if the sugar additives in the diet, such as processed foods and juices, sodas and other beverages, the most common single candy (Fructose), corn syrup flavor, etc., will increase the harm to obesity and cardiovascular disease.

People who consume more than 25% of total calories in their daily diet have a three-fold higher risk of cardiovascular disease than those who consume 10% of total calories per day.

In addition, people who consume more than 74 grams of fructose per day are 77% more likely than those with normal diets and are more likely to develop symptoms of hypertension above 160/110 mm Hg.

There are 180,000 deaths every year in the world, all related to the intake of beverages containing sugar supplements. In addition, according to the US Department of Disease Control, about 16% of the total daily caloric intake of children and adolescents is derived from sugar supplements. Among them, more than 40% of the sources are sugary drinks such as soft drinks. Parents are not expected to think that short-term sugar intake will not cause serious problems, as studies have shown that sugar can cause long-term harm to health.

Health tips:

Diric and Luken reminded that sugar is often hidden in food and can’t be seen. To prevent excessive intake of sugar additives, first of all, from the change of eating habits, reduce the intake of processed foods, you can effectively avoid eating too much sugar, causing cardiovascular diseases such as obesity and high blood pressure.