It’s about the size and shape of a pill. And it can give your body just what it needs to fight off a deadly form of heart disease that effects your arteries.
But you won’t find it sold at the pharmacy. Or in any drugstore.
Head to the produce aisle instead.
Because new research reveals how “nature’s heart pill” … or as you and I call them BLUEBERRIES … can provide more heart protection than just about any drug the mainstream is pushing.
Better yet, the biggest benefit of blueberries goes to those who need the MOST support, older folks facing a higher risk of heart problems.
In other words, delicious blueberries could be the key to warding off today’s TOP killer of seniors… heart disease.
The produce aisle secret to supple arteries
They’re cheap, safe, and let’s face it downright delicious. And ounce for ounce, you won’t find anything else out there that packs the exact same potent nutritional benefits of these little blue wonders.
Blueberries are LOADED with the EXACT essential nutrients and antioxidants proven to help fight the heart-harming twins of inflammation and oxidation.
And when it comes down to it, those are the two biggest threats to your heart.
The new study put blueberries up against a placebo in older people facing heart risk.
The folks who had a cup of blueberries a day for six months saw two significant benefits…
- LOWER levels of stiffness in the arteries
- HIGHER levels of artery-clearing HDL (aka “good”) cholesterol
And the reason WHY was revealed in blood tests. They had higher levels of two powerful heart-friendly nutrients found in blueberries called anthocyanin and cyclic guanosine monophosphate.
Anthocyanin is an antioxidant that fights free-radical damage. Meanwhile, cyclic guanosine monophosphate helps improve the flow of blood.
And together, this dream team combines to deliver BIG benefits where you want them most.
In your arteries.
Slash heart disease risk 15% with blueberries
The researchers calculated that a regular blueberry habit in high-risk patients could cut the odds of coronary heart disease by as much as 15 percent.
And another study earlier this year found similar results, with blueberries lowering heart risk 20 percent and reducing blood pressure by five mm Hg on average.
The amount needed – eight ounces a day – isn’t especially high either. It’s easy to toss a cup on top of your oatmeal, dump them into a smoothie, or just snack on them whole.
But I get it. Even if you’re a diehard fan of blueberries… and you KNOW they’re good for your arteries… eating them every day could get boring.
No worries, I’ve got you covered. Much of the benefits the research team saw for arteries come from anthocyanin. And lucky for us there are plenty of ways to get this heart-supporting nutrient beyond eating blueberries.
Most dark blue and purple foods contain anthocyanin. That includes blackberries, black raspberries, black plums, pomegranate, purple grapes, and red raspberries.
You’ll also find it in some other, non-fruit foods, including red onions, kidney beans, and tomatoes.