Eat Berries to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack

CN Digital Studioby Lexi Patronis, Glamour

And here's an excuse to load up on berries today (um, not that you ever need an excuse to load up on berries!): a study in the journal Circulation has found that young and middle-age women whose diets include anthocyanins--the flavonoids in red and blue fruits, like strawberries and blueberries--have a reduced risk for myocardial infarction (otherwise known as: heart attacks).

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In fact, women who ate more than three servings of strawberries or blueberries each week had a 34 percent decrease in heart attack (compared with women who seldom eat the berries), probably because they help keep endothelial function and blood pressure in check.

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You know what's awesome? When you find out that something you liked doing anyway just might have fantastic health benefits.

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