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Balsamic Vinegar vs. High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol

Many of us have heard of high blood pressure, referred to medically as hypertension. Hypertension is a health crisis in America and seriously impacts the healthcare industry. The cost of high blood pressure to America is estimated to be about $131 billion, annually. Approximately 116 million Americans (47% of adults) have high blood pressure. It is common for your blood pressure to fluctuate throughout the day and can be impacted by factors such as caffeine intake, fatigue, hydration, medications, stress, and hunger. Small fluctuations are completely normal. However, your blood pressure should not remain elevated or at Stage 1 or 2 hypertension for too long. This can cause damage to your cardiovascular system. According to the CDC, only 25% of American adults have their hypertension under control.

High cholesterol is linked with high blood pressure. It is not uncommon to have high cholesterol and hypertension. In fact, more than half of Americans with high blood pressure (hypertension) also have high cholesterol. These two factors can impact one another in a negative way. If you have chronic high blood pressure, arteries can become damaged and cholesterol is not able to be filtered as productively, allowing buildups to happen in damaged arteries. This both raises blood pressure and cholesterol. Additionally, if cholesterol builds up in arteries, the heart has to pump harder to be as efficient as it once was, leading to higher blood pressure.

Olivezia believes in prevention of diseases and promotes this through our high quality products. Choosing to spend a little extra on the best quality vinegars and oils can end up saving you a lot of heart ache, figuratively and literally. Studies should regular vinegar consumption helps get rid of that bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein). Don't forget! Vinegar is not a replacement to regular cardiovascular activity and healthy eating. If this is overwhelming, remember that it all starts with something small. Start with a switch to Olivezia's vinegars and olive oils and make the promise to learn how to treat your body better. A healthier lifestyle is not far from reach! Nervous about all these flavors? Try our tried and true customer favorites!

Sources: CDC & WebMD


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