Here is another reason why you should include eggs in your diet! Egg white protein can lower your blood pressure as effectively as low doses of medication, according to a study.
“We have evidence from the laboratory that a substance in egg white — peptide — reduces blood pressure about as much as a low dose of Captopril, a high-blood-pressure drug,” said study leader Zhipeng Yu of Jilin University.
Yu and colleagues from Clemson University, studied a peptide called RVPSL. Scientists previously discovered that the substance, like the family of medications that includes Captopril, Vasotec and Monopril, was an angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.
It has a powerful ability to inhibit or block the action of ACE, a substance produced in the body that raises blood pressure. They set out to further document RVPSL’s effects, using laboratory rats that develop high blood pressure and are stand-ins for humans in early research on hypertension.