Now your snacking habits can positively affect your blood pressure. In a controlled study, results proved that among other snacks, raisins were the winners when it came to lowering blood pressure. Raisins contain a high amount of potassium (which has been known to lower blood pressure). They are also rich in fiber and antioxidants, which can make blood vessels less stiff. This study further proves that eating natural foods is a key component to achieving optimal health.*
Enjoy delicious raisins as both a snack and a way to lower your blood pressure. Raisins are available in most grocery stores; consider purchasing a “snack size” or portioning out your raisins first, because they can easily be overconsumed.
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