Drinking this juice daily can naturally reduce high blood pressure.
Long-term consumption of cranberry juice reduces high blood pressure and improves blood vessel functions, an experimental study reveals.
At some point in their lives, many people develop high blood pressure, including hypertension and functional disorders in the blood vessels related to low-grade inflammation. In addition to drug therapies, nutrition plays a key role in the management of these disorders. Studies have shown that foods rich in polyphenols reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Cranberry, cranberry, cranberry and blackcurrant are excellent sources of polyphenols. Cranberry juice is not a medication substitute, but it is a good dietary supplement, said researcher Anne Kivimaki of the University of Helsinki in Finland. Both the cranberry and cranberry are part of the Vaccinium family of plants, as are cranberries, cranberries and blueberries.
In his doctoral thesis, Kivimaki investigated the cardiovascular effects of cold-pressed cranberry juice, cranberry juice and blackcurrant juice as a drinking liquid for 8-10 weeks in genetically hypertensive rats (SHR).
Diluted cranberry juice significantly reduced high blood pressure, while juice containing more polyphenols improved impaired blood vessel function at the level of healthy vessels, the results showed.
The juice did not prevent the rise in blood pressure related to the typical age of the hypertensive animal strain.
Cranberry juice prevented the expression of genes associated with low-grade inflammation in the aorta. The effect of other berry juices was less marked, the findings showed.