Bluberries and strawberries contain high levels of naturally occuring compounds called dietary flavonoids a subclass of anthocyanins, which have shown to help dilate arteries, counter the buildup of plaque and provide other cardiovascular benefits. A study was done on women who ate the most blueberries and strawberries had a 32% reduction in their risk of heart attack, compared with women who ate the berries once a month or less. The study concluded that "A high intake of anthocyanins may reduce heart attack risk in predominantly young women."
Info provided by: Ronald Klatz, MD, DO & Robert Goldman MD, PhD, DO
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