Could eating strawberries lower blood pressure?
In a trial at Florida State University, 60 post-menopausal women with mild to moderately high blood pressure will have a handful of freeze-dried strawberries or a placebo once a day for eight weeks.
Their blood pressure before and after the trial will be compared.The women in the study have blood pressure greater than 130/85, but less than 160. Higher blood pressure is common after the menopause, possibly because of hormonal changes and weight gain.
Strawberries are rich in antioxidants, which may lower blood pressure by relaxing the endothelium, the lining inside blood vessels. Relaxing the endothelium widens the arteries, reducing pressure.
Source - Daily Mail