Coconut water can lower blood pressure!



Does anyone have an idea of the dose/portion size?

1: West Indian Med J. 2005 Jan;54(1):3-8.

The control of hypertension by use of coconut water and mauby: two
tropical food drinks.

Alleyne T, Roache S, Thomas C, Shirley A.

Department of Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The
University of the West Indies,
St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.
trevnmar@xxxxxxxxxxx

In this study, the authors investigated the effect of regular
consumption of two tropical food drinks, coconut (Cocos nucifera)
water and mauby (Colubrina arborescens), on the control of
hypertension. Twenty-eight hypertensive subjects were assigned to four
equal groups and their systolic and diastolic blood pressures recorded
for two weeks before and then for another two weeks while receiving
one of four interventions. One group (the control) received bottled
drinking water, the second group received coconut water, the third
received mauby and the fourth group, a mixture of coconut water and
mauby. Significant decreases in the mean systolic blood pressure were
observed for 71%, 40% and 43% respectively of the groups receiving the
coconut water, mauby and the mixture (p < or = 0.05). For these
groups, the respective proportions showing significant
decreases in the mean diastolic pressure were 29%, 40% and 57%. For
the group receiving the mixture, the largest decreases in mean
systolic and mean diastolic pressure were 24 mmHg and 15 mmHg
respectively; these were approximately double the largest values seen
with the single interventions.


PMID: 15892382 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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