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Three Drinks to Lower Blood Pressure

By Caroline H. Gottesman, "Three Cheers for Better Blood Pressure," May/June 2010

What you can add to your diet for lower blood pressure.


READER'S COMMENT:
"As with all the news we read it is not all what they tell us but what "they" do not tell us. Regular cranberry juice in a container has a lot of sugar. I am pre-diabetic and all these tips do not always tell us what we need to know....

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.



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