The bound bile acids — together with the cholesterol they contain — are eventually excreted through your faeces, which may help lower blood cholesterol levels.
Furthermore, test-tube and animal studies found that peaches may reduce total and LDL cholesterol levels (the harmful form of cholesterol), as well as blood pressure and triglyceride levels.
Triglyceride is another waxy substance found in your blood that also raises your risk of heart disease.
Bolstering the link to high blood pressure, research in obese rats further reported that peach juice may lower levels of the hormone angiotensin II that raises blood pressure.
Other dietary tips to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol levels
It is imperative to watch your salt intake to keep your blood pressure in check.
As Blood Pressure UK explains, eating salt raises the amount of sodium in your bloodstream and wrecks the delicate balance, reducing the ability of your kidneys to remove the water.
The result is a higher blood pressure due to the extra fluid and extra strain on the delicate blood vessels leading to the kidneys.
The NHS says to eat less than six grams (0.2oz) of salt a day, which is about a teaspoonful.
Exercise is also critical to lowering blood pressure.
The NHS explains: “Being active and taking regular exercise lowers blood pressure by keeping your heart and blood vessels in good condition.”
As the health body points out, regular exercise can also help you lose weight, which will also help lower your blood pressure.
“Adults should do at least 150 minutes (two hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as cycling or fast walking, every week,” it says.