Kiwis prescribed to cut blood pressure

Three kiwi fruit a day are being prescribed to patients with high blood pressure

Three kiwi fruit a day are being prescribed to patients with high blood pressure

Men and women with slightly raised blood pressure levels are being given kiwi fruits in a two-month clinical trial at the University of Oslo in Norway. It follows a small trial that showed a link between eating the fruit and lower blood pressure.

Kiwis are rich in an antioxidant called lutein, which, it is thought, might help fight disease. They also contain potassium, known to play a part in regulating blood pressure.

The government recommends eating five portions of fruit and vegetables per day to increase immunity and boost health, however some nutritionists suggest a diet that includes either to twelve portions of fruit and vegetables per day, to give you the ultimate health boost.


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