James Kingsland
April 7 2021

  • Green tea, cocoa, and many fruits contain high levels of flavanols, which improve blood vessel function and lower blood pressure.
  • In the first study of its kind, researchers found that drinking cocoa may protect males’ blood vessels against the harmful effects of psychological stress.
  • The finding may help explain why diets rich in fruits and vegetables reduce cardiovascular disease and mortality risk.

Stressful events — such as sitting an exam, giving a presentation, or attending a job interview — temporarily increase heart rate and blood pressure and dilate arteries.

Read more: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/art...740408e9475469