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"It DOESN'T say that cranberry juice CONTRICTS blood vessels, it says...........'cranberry juice contains antioxidants called proanthocyanidins, which INHIBIT synthesis of a compound called ET-1 that plays a role in CONSTRICTING blood...
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3. Cranberry Juice
At your next celebration, raise a glass of…cranberry juice? Turns out, cranberry juice has the same blood pressure–lowering effects as red wine, according to a 2010 study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. (The study was partially funded by Ocean Spray.) Both beverages—as well as apple juice and cocoa—boast antioxidants called proanthocyanidins, which inhibit synthesis of a compound called ET-1 that plays a role in constricting blood vessels.