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Raisins Lower Blood Pressure and Diabetes Risk

In a 12-week study, men and women that munched on raisins rather than processed food snacks had lower blood pressure and better blood sugar levels.

Flaxseed Lowers Blood Pressure

Canadian researchers report that in six months, daily use of flaxseed reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

Dried Plums Prevent Bone Loss

A mere 100 grams of dried plums daily boosts bone density in post-menopausal women.

Yummy Berries Cut Heart Attack Risk by a Third

In an 18-year study, women eating blueberries or strawberries at least three times a week lowered their heart attack risk by 32 percent.

Saw Palmetto Combos Combat Enlarged Prostate

When combined with selenium and lycopene, eating saw palmetto extract reduces the risk of prostate cancer in a mere three months.

Beets Beat Down Blood Pressure

In two studies men enjoyed a dip in diastolic blood pressure after eating beet-fortified bread or juice.

Tomatoes Prevent and Even Treat Liver Disease

Heap on the tomato sauce. The latest study shows that the lycopene in tomatoes fends off fatty liver disease, liver fibrosis and liver and lung cancer.

Legumes Improve Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure

A cup a day of beans helps the body digest carbs more slowly, which lowers the risk of blood sugar swings and heart disease.

The Whole Fish is Best for Blood Pressure

Fish oil pills don’t activate cell membranes that reduce blood pressure as effectively as the Omega-3 fatty acids in oily fish like salmon, tuna and sardines.

Egg Whites Function Like Blood Pressure Meds

A peptide in egg whites pack as much wallop as the ACE inhibitor Captopril in treating hypertension, say Clemson University scientists.
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