Can Bananas Reduce Blood Pressure?
Can bananas reduce blood pressure?
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Petai (Parkia speciosa) is one of the most widely grown plants in southeast Asian countries, including Indonesia. Petai is known to contain rich nutrients that are good for health, including protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamin C, vitamin E, fiber, calcium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper, thiamine, and so on. With this nutritional content, as long as it is consumed properly, petai is good for preventing and controlling various types of diseases including hypertension (high blood pressure). This effect results from its high antioxidant content, so it is good for maintaining healthy heart and blood vessels.
However, how effective is the consumption of bananas in lowering blood pressure, so far not much researched. Therefore, in addition to consuming petai, people with hypertension are still obliged to check and control the disease to the doctor or internist in order to be given the right treatment. In addition, hypertension should also be controlled by exercising more regularly, taking regular breaks, maintaining an ideal body weight, controlling emotional well, avoiding cigarettes and alcohol, and avoiding taking drugs without doctor's advice.
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