Baton Rouge Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Strawberries and Blueberries Protect Your Heart!

Chiropractic is all about health. And when healthy food is proven to be super-healthy, Spine & Sports Rehab Center wants to share the news! Be forewarned: You’re going to want to up your strawberry and blueberry munching!

THE STUDY

A study of 93,600 women can’t be wrong!

This is a huge study. In 1989, researchers began studying young and middle-aged women nurses aged 26-42 years. They analyzed the dietary intake of anthocyanins and other flavonoids and the risk of myocardial infarction in these women. They have followed them for 18 years so far! Now that’s a feat!

OUTCOME

These researchers discovered that women who ate the most blueberries and strawberries had a 32% reduction in heart attack risk when matched to those who only ate them once a month or less. (2,3) How easy! Eat more strawberries and blueberries! We know our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients can do this.

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HOW?

Anthocyanins are types of dietary antioxidant flavonoids found in the food you eat, particularly in the red, purple, or blue foods. Chocolate, grapes, red wine, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries teem with dietary flavonoids. No supplements are required to get them! Check out the blueberry-strawberry smoothie recipe Spine & Sports Rehab Center found. (1) It’s pretty and tasty!

Now, these flavonoids help by dilating blood vessels and by offsetting the plaque build-up in coronary arteries that may cause blockages and eventually heart attacks. In this new study, mixed strawberry and blueberry consumption really stood out. (3) Not only is Spine & Sports Rehab Center here for your spine but your heart, too!

But beginning early in life to lower these possibilities is key. So, young ladies, start eating your berries! Contact Spine & Sports Rehab Center for your healthy Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment, too. Maybe we can share recipes?!

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