Potassium intake, blood pressure and hypertension

Potassium intake and blood pressure High dietary potassium (K+) intakes and blood pressure¬†are inversely related: animal studies, observational epidemiological studies, clinical trials, and meta-analyses of these trials support this. Furthermore, the prevalence of hypertension tends to be lower in populations with high K+¬†intakes than in those with low intakes. Finally, an increase in potassium intake […]

Fruits and vegetables in season

Health benefits of seasonal fruits and vegetables Numerous studies showed that seasonality plays a key role in optimizing the antioxidant properties of fruits and vegetables. For example, a recent Chinese study have investigated the influence of growing season (summer vs winter) on the synthesis and accumulation of phenolic compounds and antioxidant properties in five grape […]

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