by Adi Malik September 17, 2021 3 min read
The biggest question we often get asked is does cranberry juice lower blood pressure? It may come as a surprise that cranberries are one of the few fruits native to the United States. Every year, from mid-September to mid-November, farmers across the US harvest their cranberry crops in preparation for the holiday season. In fact, we produce so many cranberries at this time of the year that this bright red fruit is visible from space in harvest season. Imagine that amount of cranberry juice that is created and how many people we can help with high blood pressure.
Cranberries also have many under-appreciated health benefits (which is why they’re one of the six key ingredients of 120/Life). So in this installment of the Circulatory, we thought we’d share some of the properties that make this tiny fruit so special. Some of the benefits of cranberry juice include:
According to Maya Vadiveloo, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Rhode Island, "Cranberries may be a little underutilized. They're not nearly as expensive as many other berries, and at Thanksgiving, the greater variety of fruits and vegetables that you have around – things like stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy – if you're balancing your plate with a little bit of everything, you tend to eat less of all the things and still feel very satisfied.”
All of these properties have led researchers to conclude that cranberries have a cardioprotective effect. Meaning that they are here to serve and protect your heart or any coronary arteries from any sort of injuries, diseases and even malfunctions. In short yes, Cranberries can help in lowering blood pressure. Check out our e-book for more information on cranberries and the other natural ingredients in 120/Life!
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