To keep BP under control, consume pears, berries and apples regularly.

To keep BP under control, consume pears, berries and apples regularly.

Whether the blood pressure remains high or low, both the problems are not good for health. But it is not that these are incurable diseases. It can be kept under control to a great extent with a healthy lifestyle and diet. A new study has been done to control blood pressure (BP). It is claimed that the consumption of apples, pears, and berries can not only maintain the level of blood pressure but can also lead to a vast improvement in many types of gut bacteria. These types of fruits are rich in flavonoids. This element is anti-inflammatory, which protects the cells from damage.

Role of microbiome

According to the study published in the journal Hypertension, flavonoid-rich foods have been found to have a 15.2 percent relationship with systolic blood pressure. Researchers said based on the study that eating about 125 grams of berries daily can reduce systolic blood pressure. The gut microbiome plays an important role in this, said researcher Edin Cassidy from the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's University in Northern Ireland. It is clear from this study that reducing blood pressure through simple changes in daily diet is not a difficult task.

What is microbiome

Different types of bacteria are found in the digestive system. These are called the microbiome. The researchers looked at the association of flavonoid-rich foods with BP as well as the gut microbiome in the study. Earlier research has also revealed that the use of flavonoids can reduce the risk of heart disease to a great extent.

So if you have a BP problem then do not make the mistake of taking it lightly, but first of all, improve your eating habits.