One in three—that’s how many adults in the US have high blood pressure.
What’s even more startling is the cocktail of pills they have to consume on a daily basis.
Thankfully, for these people, scientists from the University of Michigan have found a solution to this ever-growing epidemic that’s sweeping the world, and the answer lies in one delicious-tasting fruit, which has been dubbed the “mother of all antioxidants” by some doctors.
Grapes not only lower high blood pressure considerably but also alter your genes, putting an end to your “genetic” high blood pressure.
Scientists supplemented rats’ high-fat diets with large amounts of grape extract powder.
The results were outstanding.
The grape powder prevented the rats’ hearts from becoming enlarged and their arteries from hardening, which typically happen in humans and animals that follow a high-fat diet and are also common side effects of high blood pressure.
Researchers can now say with confidence that grapes not only lower blood pressure but also help prevent heart failure.
They then fed the grape-rich diet to rats with hypertension for 18 weeks, which altered the rats’ genes.
When the genes were altered, the grapes provided the rats’ heart cells with even more antioxidants, preventing them from suffering from the effects of high blood pressure.
Doctors recommend that people with high blood pressure add a handful of grapes to their daily diet to prevent heart disease and stop their high blood pressure from spiraling out of control.