HealthyAnswers.com Publishes New Report Saying Common Supermarket Produce can Reduce Blood Pressure
Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 01, 2012
HealthyAnswers.com publishes a new report that says celery and watermelon contain natural blood pressure lowering compounds. They reveal these natural compounds work as well as prescription medications, but without the side effects.
As HealthyAnswers.com reports, the Chinese have used ground celery powder for centuries in treating high blood pressure. However, the same medicinal effect can be had by eating the raw produce itself. The findings were reported recently in research out of Pacific Northwest University Health Sciences in Washington state when compound extracts of celery were given to rats. The results were a lowering of their blood pressure.
HealthyAnswers.com goes on to report that researchers out of Florida State had extracted watermelon’s active compound L. citrulline/ L-arginine, and gave it to human participants with high blood pressure for 6 weeks. At the end of the study the participants had lower blood pressures and improved arterial functions.
HealthyAnswers.com expert, Mark Rosenberg, M.D. explains, “Watermelon’s rich source of L. citrulline converts to L.arginine in the body which helps create nitric oxide. Nitric oxide controls blood pressure and vascular tone. Watermelon is also an excellent diuretic which gets rid of retained water that can aggravate high blood pressure. And, celery has the perfect sodium to potassium ratio which makes it an excellent natural, potassium-sparing diuretic. It also contains 3 chemical compounds – apigenin, coumarin and phtalide – which work to reduce blood pressure by reducing the stress hormone cortisol.”
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