Thursday, July 18, 2013

Grapefruit May Lower Blood Pressure

Both animal and human research suggests that grapefruit may have an impact on blood-vessel flexibility and lower blood pressure. Other foods that can help lower blood pressure include beets, green, leafy vegetables, and dark chocolate. One subject stated, “From about 1985 till about 2005, my blood pressure ran about 150/90, and I needed antihypertensive medications. In 2003, I planted several citrus trees, including two pink grapefruits. When they started to bear fruit, I ate lots of grapefruit and made gallons of juice. The past several years, my blood pressure has been about 130/75. Two doctors told me to keep up the grapefruit routine and cut back on the meds.”

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