Thursday, October 30, 2008

Grapes Lower High Blood Pressure

A research done recently by the University of Michigan shows that grapes may fight high blood pressure and heart disease. This is due to the high level of antioxidants and flavonoids found in the fruit, which may reduce hypertension that can lead to heart failure.

The research were done towards laboratory rats, who were fed powdered regular table grapes. After approximately 18 weeks, rats that ate the grape-enriched powder had lower blood pressure and better heart function than comparable rats that didn't receive the mixture, while rats on salt diets and hydralazine, a blood pressure medicine, had lower blood pressure but their heart function weren't as well as the grape fed rats.

But still, the researchers said that the best advice for people with high blood pressure is cut down the amount of salt they eat,

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