Strange Fruit Juice Lowers Blood Pressure

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

Maybe you’ve seen the recent headlines…

“Fourth Carcinogen Discovered in Heart Pills Used by Millions”Bloomberg[1]

“Yet Another Lot of Blood Pressure Medication RecalledThis Time for a Possible Carcinogen”USA Today[2] 

It’s just the latest example of how dangerous it can be to use hypertension drugs.

Not only were they recently found to contain a cancer-causing chemical, but many are linked to serious side effects. They include gout, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, blood sugar spikes, and dangerously low potassium levels.[3]  

That’s why it’s important to control your blood pressure naturally, without drugs, if you can.

A new study shows that a certain kind of fruit juice can help. You’ve probably never heard of it. 

The findings came from Finland’s University of Helsinki. Researcher Anne Kivimäki gave hypertensive rats three types of juices: lingonberry, cranberry, and blackcurrant.[4]

After eight to 10 weeks, the lingonberry rats had significantly lower blood pressure.

Kivimäki believes lingonberry reduces blood pressure three ways:

  • It reduces inflammation in the aorta, the largest artery of the body.
  • It increases levels of nitric oxide, which relaxes arteries.
  • It beneficially affects something called the renin-angiotensin system. It’s the body’s main regulator of blood pressure.

An Effective Natural Treatment for Blood Pressure

Lingonberries grow on a small evergreen shrub, Vaccinium vitis-idaea.  It is native to Scandinavian countries where it is often used to make jams, syrups, and sauces, in addition to juice.

Lingonberries are also known as redberries, foxberries, cowberries, and Alaskan lowbush cranberries. Lingonberries are similar in appearance and taste to cranberries, but they aren’t as tart.

Besides lowering blood pressure, research shows lingonberries:[5]

  • Keep blood sugar levels stable.
  • Reduce cancer risk.
  • Promote healthy gut bacteria.
  • Lower cholesterol.

Lingonberry juice is available from online retailers and health food stores. It’s often sold as a concentrate that you can mix into water or seltzer. Look for unsweetened brands with no sugar added. Drink 10 ounces a day to lower blood pressure.

It’s more clear than ever that hypertension drugs can do as much harm as good. That’s why it’s important to consider lingonberries, a powerful natural option that can help you get your blood pressure under control.

Editor’s Note: If you’re concerned about your blood pressure, you need to read Independent Healing. It’s your best source for unbiased, evidence-based solutions to the most common health problems.

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[1] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-18/fourth-carcinogen-discovered-in-heart-pills-used-by-millions

[2]https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/04/25/blood-pressure-medication-recall-kroger-losartan-may-have-carcinogen/3573377002/

[3]https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2011/03/best-drugs-to-treat-high-blood-pressure/index.htm

[4]https://helda.helsinki.fi/handle/10138/307040?locale-attribute=en

[5] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/lingonberry#section3

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