Those with high blood pressure might want to consider adding some soy nuts to their diets, especially postmenopausal women.
Soy nuts are simply soy beans that have been roasted. They are a complete plant protein (35g per 100g serving of soy protein) and chalked full of B-vitamins, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese, vitamin K, and healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
According to a recent study, only 1/2 cup per day was all that was needed to decrease systolic blood pressure (the top number in a reading) by 10% and 7% lower diastolic (the bottom number).
Start now adding soy nuts to salads and trail mix. Besides helping reduce your blood pressure, soy can help give you more energy while improving the cardiovascular, skeletal, immune and nervous system workings of your body.
So why not start munching some soy nuts now, and perhaps, later you will need less or a lower dose of that blood pressure drug to swallow?