Berries are bright, sweet superfruits that pack a ton of health benefits thanks to their dos of antioxidants and polyphenols, which help fight cancer and chronic disease. And the sweet benefits don't stop there…
A new study published in the journal Circulation reveals that women who eat berries on the regular have a lower risk of heart problems such as heart attack.
Ladies, if you were looking for another reason to toss a few more strawberries into your morning smoothie or sprinkle a few more blueberries into your yoghurt, this is it! Keep reading to learn which berries can help you prevent heart problems.
Women should eat these berries to prevent heart problems
Blueberries are filled with compounds that help to widen arteries, which helps blood to flow better. These berries are also rich in antioxidants, low in fat
, free of saturated fat
and a good source of vitamin C and fibre. It’s no wonder blueberries are tied to a lower risk of heart problems!
These juicy berries are abundant in polyphenols, which are proven to help prevent heart disease
. They’re also high in fibre compared with most other fruits. In fact, a single cup of blackberries boasts about 7 g of fibre! Furthermore, these berries are rich in vitamins A and C, iron and calcium.
For over 20 years, the health profession has been flat out wrong!
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The French are renowned for their high fat diet.
From buttery croissants and double-thick cream to duck fat, liver paté, decadent sauces and soft, oozy Camembert. Not a meal goes by where they don’t indulge foods rich in heart-clogging fat.
But here’s the surprising thing:
Their hearts are amazingly healthy!
In fact, according to the World Health Organisation, the average South African is three times more likely to suffer from heart problems than the French.
Even more surprising, their heart health stats are the third lowest in the world – just behind Korea and Japan.
How do they do it?
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Raspberries pack a punch of heart-healthy fibre – in fact, just half a cup provides 4 g of fibre plus 25% of your recommended intake for vitamin C and manganese. What’s more, these sweet berries and low in fat and chockfull of polyphenols.
Strawberries are a top source of vitamin C and folate, which is the nutrient that’s said to protect your ticker. As a bonus, like blueberries, they contain compounds that help widen the arteries, which may prevent plaque build-up – a well-known trigger of heart attack.
You shouldn’t only enjoy these tart little berries around the holidays. Because of their heart health benefits – especially for women – you should try them year-round! Cranberries
increase your good (or HDL) cholesterol plus fight off urinary tract infections – talk about a win-win!
Make sure you get enough of these oh-so-delicious berries in your diet to stave off heart problems.
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