High Blood Pressure is one of the biggest problems in the United States. It is truly a silent killer and can lead to stroke and heart disease. It is so prevalent that is affects nearly 30% of all Americans.
Just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is a new study that finds that the active compound in blueberries can offer protection against developing hypertension. These active compounds are called anthocyanins.
The study was done by Harvard scientist and University of East Anglia scientists. They looked at 23,000 men and 134,000 women over a period of 14 years. None of the people in the study had hypertension at the beginning of the study. The result showed that those who had the highest levels of anthocyanins in their diet were 8% less likely to have hypertension develop during the study.
The results were such that individuals who had one serving of blueberries weekly were 10% less likely to develop hypertension.
Adding blueberries to your diet can be an excellent step towards good health.