Doctor Agapkin said that tomato juice is good for the heart due to its ability to lower blood pressure

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According to rehabilitation doctor Sergei Agapkin, drinking tomato juice effectively helps prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Doctor Agapkin said that tomato juice useful to the heart and vascular system as a natural means of reducing blood pressure. The property of juice to reduce blood pressure is ensured by its high content of potassium – a microelement that activates the removal of excess sodium from the body, causing edema and increased blood pressure.

“Tomato juice is rich in potassium, which helps lower blood pressure, which creates the greatest load on the vascular wall in modern humans. Since blood pressure decreases, the vascular wall will be healthier,” the doctor concluded.
Agapkin emphasized that we are talking about tomato juice that does not contain added salt. Its systematic use is a proven way to improve your protection against heart attack or stroke.

In turn, nutritionist Marina Makisha noted that tomato juice is rich in the antioxidant lycopene, which makes it capable of reducing the concentration of “bad” cholesterol in the blood, suppressing the process of its formation. It is this type of cholesterol that tends to accumulate in the arteries and contribute to the development of atherosclerosis, which makes a person susceptible to myocardial infarction, the expert noted.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Sergey Agapkin Sergey Agapkin Healthy lifestyle, rehabilitation physician, rector of the Institute of Traditional Health Systems