(Medical News Today) – We have all heard that consuming foods with probiotics – “good” bacteria – promotes a healthy gut. But new research published in the journal Hypertension suggests that eating probiotics could also help lower blood pressure.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that occur naturally in the gut. These microorganisms are also present in some foods, such as live-cultured yogurt, some fermented vegetables and aged cheeses.
Past research has suggested that probiotics are good for our health by aiding digestion, intestinal function and protecting against harmful bacteria.
Earlier this year, Medical News today reported on a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, which suggested that probiotic use among infants may reduce the risk of gastrointestinal disorders.