Grapes are good for the heart, research from the University of Connecticut has shown.
Grape consumption results in significant decreases in blood pressure, improved blood flow and other heart benefits, according to a news release from the Fresno-based California Table Grape Commission.
“These results suggest that intake of grapes can improve important risk factors associated with heart disease, in a population that is already at higher risk,” said lead researcher Maria Luz Fernandez, professor with the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the university, in the release.
The research was presented in April at the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego. Participants in the study were randomly picked to eat grapes in the form of a freeze-dried whole grape powder or placebo.