Morinaga Confectionery is launching a new product under Japan’s Foods with Functional Claims (FFC), with a stick-type cocoa powder that is reported to help lower blood pressure and improve bowel movements
The types of fruit juices that appear to offer the most help in tackling cardiovascular disease and aiding weight management have been highlighted in a new academic review.
British brand Beet It is bringing the benefits of its beet juice products to the US with a nation wide retail launch to accompany its existing online sales.
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Chronic consumption of beetroot juice may improve cardiovascular health and potentially delay the onset of fatigue in healthy people, says a new study.
Black tea may help lower blood pressure for people with elevated levels, says a new study from Unilever R&D that adds to the potential health benefits of the beverage and its constituents.
Drinking a cup of beetroot juice every day can ‘significantly lower blood pressure’ among patients with high blood pressure, according to a study in the journal Hypertension.
Green tea, but not black tea, may lower blood pressure, but this effect is cancelled out by smoking, according to a five-year study in China.
Drinking nitrate-rich beetroot juice for four days prior to a running time trial may boost performance, according to results of a study with trained female runners.
Three cups of flavonoid-rich black tea per day may reduce the variability in blood pressure at night, says a new clinical trial.
Research links sugary drinks with high blood pressure risk
Sugar-sweetened beverages could increase the risk of developing high blood pressure, according to research published in the journal Hypertension.
Nitrate-rich beetroot juice may lower blood pressure
A small glass of nitrate-rich beetroot juice may help reduce blood pressure to the same extent as nitrate pills, says a new study from London.
Fewer sugary drinks could reduce blood pressure, study finds
Drinking fewer sugary drinks may help lower blood pressure, according to a new study from the American Heart Association, adding to a growing body of evidence linking reduced soft drink intake with better health.
Study links sugar in soft drinks, not caffeine to blood pressure
New research suggests that it is the sugar in soft drinks and not the caffeine that may be responsible for increasing risk of higher blood pressure.
A few cups of hibiscus tea a day may reduce blood pressure and offer cardiovascular benefits for people at risk of developing hypertension, says a new study from Tufts University.
Vitamin C may improve blood pressure: Study
High intakes of vitamin C may protect against blood pressure increases in young women, according to a new study from the US.
Hibiscus tea can lower blood pressure: researchers
Drinking hibiscus tea can lower blood pressure in pre-hypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults, according to new research presented to the American Heart Association (AHA).
Grapes may protect against salt-induced hypertension: study
A diet rich in phytochemicals from grapes may reduce the blood pressure increases associated with high salt intake, according to a new animal study.
Low-fat dairy may help reduce blood pressure
Consuming high levels of low fat dairy foods, fruits and vegetables
as part of the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)
may help lowed blood pressure in adolescents, says new research.
Alcohol may raise blood pressure more than thought
Alcohol intake may increase blood pressure to a much greater extent
than previously thought, researchers from the University of Bristol
Soy nuts may cut womens blood pressure
Using soy nuts as their source of protein in a healthy diet reduced
blood pressure in postmenopausal women by up to 10 per cent, says a
new study from the US.
Meta-analysis boosts cocoa's blood pressure lowering effects
Polyphenol-rich dark chocolate could reduce blood pressure to the
same extent as beta-blockers, suggests a new meta-analysis from
Puleva looks to goat's milk proteins to prevent hypertension
Hydrolysed caseins from goat's milk could lead to a novel
ingredient to prevent the development of high blood pressure, if
results from a rat study can be translated to humans.
Meta-analysis of cutting salt in kids to pile pressure on food industry
A new meta-analysis of clinical trials of the effect of salt
reduction in children reports that a modest reduction in intake
does have a significant effect on blood pressure.
Whole grains linked to blood pressure reduction, small study
A small study into the effects of soluble and insoluble fibre on
blood pressure indicates that individuals with slightly high
cholesterol levels may benefit from including plenty of whole
grains in their diets.
Red wine improves artery health in heart patients
Antioxidants in red wine appear to have positive effects on the
arteries of people with heart disease, according to a Greek study.
Grape juice may lower BP by relaxing arteries
The blood pressure-lowering effect of grape juice is supported by
new studies presented at the Experimental Biology meeting this
Moderate drinking, without food, could impact blood pressure
Drinking alcohol, even only lightly, outside of mealtimes could be
a significant risk factor in developing high blood pressure, claim
Easing the pressure
A new fermented milk, designed to help control blood pressure, has
been launched in Iceland, only the second food in Europe to make
such a claim.
The coffee mystery
Recent research suggests that coffee may be beneficial for heart
health. Now, a team of Swiss scientists say that it is ingredients
other than caffeine which are responsible for the stimulating
effects of the beverage on the cardiovascular...