A study reveals that taking 150 grams of blueberries a day improves cardiovascular health.
Blueberries are a small red or dark blueberry, one of the so-called fruits of the forest, characterized by their antioxidant properties, which slow down aging and produce positive effects on cardiovascular health, among other benefits.
This is the conclusion that emerges from a study carried out by researchers from the University of Southampton, the University of East Anglia, and the University of Surrey, where they point out that having a cup a day of blueberries (about 150 grams) has positive effects on cardiovascular health.
This study examined the effects of eating blueberries for six months, making it one of the longest-running investigations on this topic to date.
Previous studies had already shown that the intake of blueberries, rich in antioxidants, is associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases.
Thus, the research focused on a total of 138 adults, who are part of the population at risk, since they suffered from obesity or overweight and metabolic syndrome, who ingested around 150 grams of blueberries per day for six months.
Using the double-blind method, in which neither the researchers nor the individuals involved in the research know which group is taking the placebo, the effects of taking the placebo and taking the blueberries were compared.
Finally, it was concluded as a result of the results that taking a cup of blueberries a day, that is, about 150 grams, generally improves cardiovascular health between 12 or 15%, reducing the possibility of suffering from a disease of this kind.
For this reason, the researchers allude to the need to include this healthy and nutritious fruit as a regular part of the diet “to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases individually and in the population”.