Beauty study: eating grapes can lower blood pressure
US researchers recently said that regular consumption of grapes may have the effect of lowering blood pressure.
Mitchell at the University of Michigan Heart Protection Lab?
Professor Seymour chaired the study.
The study was published in the latest issue of Geriatrics: Biology.
Researchers first fed rats with high blood pressure by salting them, and then divided the mice into constants.
One of them was fed with salty foods, along with high-purity grape flour extracted from green and purple grapes.
The other group fed low-salt foods with pure grape powder.
After 18 weeks, mice with high grape nutrition in the diet had lower blood pressure, stronger heart function, and improved internal complications even when they had a large amount of salt.
The report suggests that flavonoids in grapes may have a blood pressure lowering effect, and flavonoids are also found in green tea, cocoa beans and tomatoes.