To Lower Your BP, Stop Drinking Soda!

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To Lower Your BP, Stop Drinking Soda!
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 10:00am
According to new research in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, sugary drinks like soda are linked to high blood pressure, but cutting your intake can help bring your numbers down. By eliminating just 10 grams of sugar—two and a half teaspoons—you can lower your blood pressure. To put that in perspective, there are eight teaspoons of added sugar in a 12-ounce can of soda. If you put down the can after drinking half, you’re subtracting more than 10 grams of sugar. (Diet sodas are okay: The researchers found that caffeine and diet drinks had no impact on blood pressure, though other sources of dietary sugar do.)