Health Sachet No 308:
A recent study shows that eating six servings of fruits and vegetables daily for just 8 weeks resulted in significant reduction in blood pressure in high BP patients.
A serving is about the size of a computer mouse.
The study states that polyphenols, the helpful compounds found in fruits and vegetables, especially berries, and dark chocolate, help in lowering heart disease risk by improving flexibility of arteries (something called endothelium-dependent vasodilation).
The Systolic BP reduction was 9 mm of Hg. Blood cholesterol was also reduced by 7.6 mg/dL. All these in just 8 weeks, without side effects of medicines.
Increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables; but make sure not to ingest more pesticides, as a result (wash the produce thoroughly).