- Blueberries are filled with beneficial antioxidants
- They can help in keeping blood pressure under control
- A healthy lifestyle is important for hypertension management
Blueberry is a delightful part of berry family, no doubt about it. With a distinct flavour and colour, the fruit can be credited with numerous health benefits, thanks to its antioxidant content. Now, a new review of studies shows that blueberries can help with healthy ageing, blood pressure and memory. Blueberries, as compared to other fruits, contain highest quantity of antioxidants and phytochemicals. A total of five studies on blueberries were recently published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. They looked into the different health benefits of blueberries including reducing inflammation, age-related diseases, memory and blood pressure.
Blueberries for high blood pressure: how it works
One of these studies mentioned that eating around one cup of blueberries every day can reduce systolic blood pressure – which is the top number in a blood pressure. It indicates the amount of pressure on one’s arteries on contraction of heart muscles. The same amount of blueberries can improve functioning of blood vessels. Phytochemicals and anthocyanins can be credited for this benefit.
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Results of the study enable blood pressure patients to add another fruit their diet, with pleasure. It is important to maintain normal levels of blood pressure as high blood pressure can be detrimental for heart health and increase risk of stroke and heart diseases.