Research: Watermelon Lowers Blood Pressure | GreenMedInfo | Blog

4 08 2012

Research: Watermelon Lowers Blood Pressure

Post date: Monday, April 9th 2012 at 2:00 pm by Margie King, Health Coach

Just looking at a juicy watermelon seems to relax us perhaps because the image conjures memories of lazy summer days and informal meals.  But a new study reveals that it’s not just in our heads.  Eating watermelon lowers blood pressure – it’s true.

Food scientists at The Florida State University conducted a pilot study of four men and five postmenopausal women, all aged 51 to 57 and prehypertensive.  All nine participants showed improved arterial function and lower aortic blood pressure, suggesting that watermelon can be an effective natural weapon against prehypertension, a precursor to cardiovascular disease.

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