Research presented recently at the American College of Cardiology have shown that eating raisins three times a day, may significantly lower blood pressure, especially when compared to eating other common snacks.
They are also packed with many health benefiting, anti-oxidants, dietary fiber, phyto-nutrients and polyphenols (many polyphenols occur naturally in plants and some kinds, such as the flavonoids and tannins, are believed to be beneficial to health).
In this study, according to Dr. Bays:
“Raisins are packed with potassium, which is known to lower blood pressure. They are also a good source of antioxidant dietary fiber that may favorably alter the biochemistry of blood vessels, causing them to be less stiff, which in turn, may reduce blood pressure.”
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