Protein helps you feel full longer… and may lower blood pressure

Key aspects of my weight loss have involved eating more protein and less animal fat and less refined carbohydrates.

Now comes new work in people with prehypertension or mild hypertension showing that increased protein intake (40 g/d, either or milk or soy protein) lowered blood pressure compared to carbohydrate intake.

I, quite coincidentally, add 40 grams of whey (milk) protein to my oatmeal with breakfast every day!  As I lost weight, my high blood pressure disappeared and I got off of all meds.  I still check my blood pressure at least once a month in case it should start to creep back up.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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