Blueberries protects against high blood pressure

Blueberries protects against high blood pressure

Blueberry Forest seems to be a nature’s medicine. More and more studies show the health benefits of blueberries, and now some scientists have found that substances in blueberries also may help against hypertension.

It is known that blueberries (Vaccinium myrtillus) contains plenty of antioxidants and vitamins.

Previous research shows that blueberries protect against intestinal diseases, eye diseases and some cancers .

Now researchers at the University of Harvard found that people who eat at least one serving of blueberries a week have 10 percent lower risk of developing hypertension, compared with those who do not eat blueberries, reports the journal “Times” of India.

Blueberries contain anthocyanins which are antioxidants and are part of a larger group of substances called flavonoids and found in abundance including blueberry pigment.