Enjoy FREE Shipping on Orders Over $99

DON’T HAVE A COUPON CODE?
Use EZ10OFF At Checkout to Save 10% On Your Entire Order Today!

A Miracle Fruit to Combat High Blood Pressure?

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Many of us have heard this saying, right? However, a group of researchers are now saying otherwise.

In adults with mildly elevated levels of blood pressure, a daily serving of kiwi can help reduce numbers according to a study funded by the Oslo University Hospital.

The study led by Dr. Mette Svendsen involved 68 women & 50 men averaging 55 years of age, and aimed to compare the heart health benefits of kiwis versus apples.

Test subjects had blood pressure levels in the mildly elevated range of 128/85 (versus 120/80 which is considered ideal) when the study started, and each of them was randomly assigned to either eat an apple or three kiwis a day for two months (changing nothing in their diet other than adding the fruit).

Researchers measured blood pressure via 24-hour ambulatory monitoring and found that those who ate three kiwi fruits a day improved their 24-hour blood pressure more than those who had added an apple to their diet instead.

A word of caution

Cardiologists have quickly cautioned the public that there is no single “magic” solution that is considered the key to heart health. Instead, it is important to keep in mind that the kiwi fruit may simply be incorporated within the five daily servings of fruit and vegetables that are already being recommended by experts for individuals with hypertension.

One challenge with the kiwi fruit is its availability.

"They are not easy to find or one of those fruits that people readily grab," says Dr. Nehal Mehta, preventive cardiologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Also, Dr. Mehta stresses the importance of moderation.

"Don't count on this to be the complete answer to high blood pressure," says Dr. Elliott M. Antman, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. “Do not stop taking your blood pressure medications without talking to your doctor," Dr. Antman remarks, adding that while it looks promising, the study is small.

Conclusion

Both lifestyle and dietary choices are important in keeping blood pressure numbers healthy.

Aside from regular physical activity & cutting back on salt, simply knowing which foods contribute to high blood pressure—and avoiding them, is crucial.

Avoiding foods & beverages like trans/saturated fats, refined/processed grains/carbs, processed meats, fried foods, sodas and alcoholic beverages are crucial for preventing high blood pressure.

Heart-friendly foods that you should incorporate more of to your diet include leafy greens, raw garlic, low-fat dairy products, berries and beetroot.

Again, high blood pressure is a chronic medical condition in which your lifestyle choices are crucial.

Read more about how you can reduce your blood pressure and improve your cholesterol levels without statin drugs

Sign Up Now

Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using our products.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other healthcare professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. You should not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician.

Results featured on this web site are atypical. As individuals differ, so will results. Healthy Habits®. distributes a product line made with natural ingredients. Always check with your doctor for risks associated with dietary supplements and your specific health conditions and/or allergies.

All Purchases are denominated in USD.

Healthy Habits®

Contact Us

11201 N Tatum Blvd Ste 300

PMB 92578

Phoenix, Arizona 85028-6039 US

COPYRIGHT © 2022, Healthy Habits - A Div. of Optimal Health & Wellness (Canada) Inc. - All Rights Reserved