Protein vs sugar – the pressure is on!By
Rather obviously, consuming a combination of proteins was better than consuming a simple, high glycemic-index carbohydrate for reductions in blood pressure in overweight adults!
A randomized, double-blind, parallel study compared consumption of 3 daily servings of 20g of a protein product consisting of 20% pea-protein, 20% soy, 30% egg, and 30% milk-protein isolates, with maltodextrin; the carb that’s more sugary than sugar! Over a 4 week period, 99 overweight men and women with high blood pressure were treated with either intervention, showing a decrease in blood pressure in the protein-group.
Another peice of evidence to show that increased protein intake, at the expense of sugary carbs, is a great strategy for improving health in overweight adults.
Reference: “Protein supplementation lowers blood pressure in overweight adults: effect of dietary proteins on blood pressure (PROPRES), a randomized trial,” Teunissen-Beek KF, Dopheide J, et al, Am J Clin Nutr, 2012 Apr; 95(4):966-71. (Address: Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Wageningen, Netherlands. E-mail: email@example.com ).
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