Published On: Mon, May 9th, 2016

Cherry juice is good to cut high blood pressure

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A new research study has revealed that consuming cherry juice can considerably decrease elevated blood pressure, chiefly in men with early hypertension, to a level equivalent to that got by medication.

High blood pressure if depart untreated, boosts danger of heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease, stroke or dementia.

The results illustrated that males who drank pie Montmorency cherry juice, a range of tart cherry, witnessed an apex decrease in their blood pressure of seven millimeters of mercury (mmHg) in the three hours later than having the drink.

The researchers further added this decrease is contrastable to the level got by anti-hypertensive drugs.

When phenolic acids, protocatechuic and vanillic, mixture possesses within the cherry concentrate, approached their crest levels in the plasma, systolic blood pressure illustrated highest improvement.

Karen Keane, who is the lead researcher of the study and lecturer at Northumbria University in Britain, stated that “The magnitude of the blood pressure lowering effects we observed was comparable to those achieved by a single anti-hypertensive drug and highlights the potential importance that Montmorency cherries could have in the effective management of high blood pressure,”

Keane further stated that elevated blood pressure is the prevailing source of deaths from heart diseases, still comparatively little decreases in blood pressure can have a great influence on mortality rates. Keane stated in the paper cited in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The team recruited fifteen contributors who were showing early hypertension with blood pressure interpretations of as a minimum 130/90 mmHg, illustrating they were at the elevated peril of experiencing heart pertaining issues.

They were provided either 60ml of a Montmorency cherry concentrate or the similar quantity of a commercially accessible fruit-flavored cordial.

Blood pressure and blood samples were got prior to the cherry concentrate were taken and blood pressure was gauged on an hourly basis subsequently.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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