Ah! Found another weapon in the arsenal in my battle against my borderline high blood pressure. It seems kefir fermented milk produced by 2 bacteria Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus SS1 and Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris FT4 contain angiotensin-I-converting-enzyme (ACE)-inhibitory peptides. (Production of Angiotensin-I-Converting-Enzyme-Inhibitory Peptides in Fermented Milks Started by Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus SS1 and Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris FT4).
The ACE inhibitors are drugs that inhibit the formation of angiotensin II and are used for blood pressure control and congestive heart failure. The ACE inhibitors include benazepril (brand name: Lotensin), captopril (brand name: Capoten), lisinopril (brand names: Zestril and Prinivil), quinapril (brand name: Accupril), and ramipril (brand name: Altace). (Definition of ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme))
The 2 bacteria are among the microflora of kefir. Typical microorganisms isolated from various water-kefir grains and water-kefir beverage. Fermented Foods: Kefir. By implications that by taking kefir, I PERHAPS MAY help control my blood pressure. Another feather in the cap for kefir.
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Controlling High Blood Pressure the Natural Way
High Blood Pressure : Food, Facts & Recipes