The second study was conducted two years later in 2015 and was also carried out by the University of Oslo, this time on people with mildly elevated blood pressure.
In common with the first study, they also reported that kiwi fruit lowered blood pressure, writing: “Among men and women with moderately elevated BP [blood pressure], intake of three kiwifruits was associated with lower systolic and diastolic 24-hour BP compared with one apple a day. The effect may be regulated by mechanisms other than improvement of endothelial function.”
However, while the fruit of kiwis can be beneficial for lowering high blood pressure, it isn’t the only part of the fruit which has health benefits; the skin is also thought to provide some health benefits.
This is because it has a high level of vitamins and minerals including:
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin E
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