6. You Can Keep Your Blood Pressure Under Control.
The blood that flows smoothly throughout the body leads to a greater supply of oxygen and nutrients in the body. This greatly helps in the maintenance of the body, especially the walls of the arteries walls. The smooth flow also leads to the prevention of the heart suffering from a heart attack or high blood pressure. Magnesium and calcium in the body help in building the heart’s muscular walls. This is very important so the heart can absorb the pressure that comes about as a result of pumping the blood from the heart out to all parts of the body at a high pressure. Other minerals present also help in ensuring that the heart is able to function properly, thereby avoiding weak and faint heartbeats.
For the heart to function properly one needs to avoid eating foods that are known to increase blood pressure. Those foods include red meat and processed meat. According to a study that was published in 2015 in the Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, people that consumed red meat in high quantities were more prone to high blood pressure. This is because the excess fats and acids that are ingested into the body may encourage microorganisms that cause diseases in the coronary area to grow, which may cause inflammation and deterioration of the heart muscle. When this happens, as the heart pumps blood, it has to increase its speed and effort, which may lead to high blood pressure.
This may also happen when one’s intestinal bacteria begins to metabolize the red meat. When our body metabolized red meat, it tends to release a compound called trimethylamine-N-oxide which contributes to elevating one’s blood pressure. Also, red meat often contains a high amount of saturated fats. So, daily consumption of red meat may clog the arteries, resulting in the heart straining to pump the blood sufficiently in the body, leading to elevated blood pressure. When there is a smooth flow of blood throughout the body, this leads to less risk of a heart attack or high blood pressure.