Cranberry juice has steadily gained a reputation for improving health and as a particularly helpful food for protecting the bladder and urinary tract. And now studies indicate that antioxidants in cranberry juice also effectively support the cardiovascular system and lower blood pressure.
Researchers have measured the effects of cranberry juice on blood pressure as part of a controlled diet over the span of two months.
At the end of two months, blood pressure values for people drinking low-calorie cranberry juice dropped from an average of 121/73 mmHg to 118/70 mmHg. The researchers believe the antioxidants found in cranberry juice are responsible for bringing down the blood pressure readings.