Healthy blood vessels are flexible enough to endure blood pressure, but unhealthy blood vessels which have hardening of blood vessels are not flexible enough to endure blood pressure, resulting in rupture of blood vessels. This is aging of the blood vessel. Instant elevation of blood pressure causes the rupture of the blood vessel, causing brain bleeding, rupture of artery that lead to life threatening condition.
According to a recent study, it has turned out that a nutrition helps keep your blood vessel young.
The nutrition removes active oxygen which progresses hardening of blood vessels. It has turned out that insufficiency of the nutrition causes the elevation of blood pressure and the progression of hardening of blood vessels by the research using rats.
Even if you take sufficient other nutrition which has been said that is good for blood vessels such as EPA, DHA, alpha-linolenic acid, you can’t avoid the aging of blood vessels if the nutrition is not sufficient.
What is the most important nutrition to keep your blood vessels young?
The essential nutrition to keep our blood vessels young is Zinc.
Below are the foods rich in zinc (per 100 grams).
Oyster (13.2 mg)
Pork liver (6.9 mg)
Beef loin (5.8 mg)
Cashew nuts (5.4 mg)
Almonds (4.4 mg)
King crab (4.2 mg)
Hari crab (3.8 mg)
Processed cheese (3.2 mg)
Camembert cheese (2.8 mg)
Elderly people tend to be a lack of zinc because the amount of meat they eat decreases and their digestion declines.
How to check a lack of zinc
Lack of zinc causes abnormality of taste. People with lack of zinc like foods tasting strong better than foods tasting bland. That is why they take more salt before they notice, leading to high blood pressure.
Add 3 ear-picks of salt (0.08 grams) to a glass of water (200 ml).
When you drink it, if you feel salty taste, you are not a lack of zinc.
If you don’t feel salty taste and feel it tastes like plain water, you can have abnormal taste due to a lack of zinc.
Even if you don’t feel the salty taste, if you take sufficient zinc, the cells to feel the taste increases and your taste will be restored.
2 Foods to increase zinc in your meals
Even if you don’t eat oyster or meat very much, you don’t need to worry about it.
(1) Egg yolk
Egg yolk contains 4.2 mg of zinc per 100 g. The amount of zinc in an egg yolk is equal to 2 pieces of diced steak.
(2) Parmesan cheese
Cheese is rich in zinc and among all cheese, parmesan cheese is richest in zinc. Parmesan cheese contains 7.3 mg of zinc per 100 g. The amount of zinc in 2 table spoons of parmesan cheese is equal to 2 pieces of diced steak.
Also sesame is rich in zinc, containing 5.9 mg of zinc per 100 g, which is almost equal to beef loin containing 5.8 mg of zinc per 100 g.
10 mg of zinc a day is recommended.
The above 3 foods are easy to find and add to your daily meals.
A 60 years old woman whose blood vessel age was 70 years old tried to take more zinc through the above 3 foods, and when she checked her blood vessel age a week later, her blood vessel age was 49 years old.
Please try to take zinc to keep your blood vessel young.
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