ATLANTA - Starting your day with a bowl of cereal could be healthier for you than you realize.
It could trim up to 20 percent off your risk of developing high blood pressure. That's according to preliminary research presented this week at an American Heart Association meeting in Atlanta.
Researchers found that it may be a better source of whole grain than bread and other foods because it's usually served without added saturated fats.
Also, the nuts, raisins, or fruit often added to cereal contain fiber and potassium, both of which can help lower blood pressure.
Although, the presented at the meeting has not been thoroughly vetted by other experts.
Roughly 1 in 3 adults in the U-S has hypertension, which is a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, and kidney problems.