Chiropractic is all about health. And when healthy food is
shown to be super-healthy, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic wants to share the news! Be
forewarned: You’re going to want to up your strawberry and blueberry munching!
A study of 93,600 women can’t be wrong!
This is a huge study. In 1989, researchers started 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!
These researchers found that women who ate the most
blueberries and strawberries had a 32% reduction in heart attack risk compared
to those who only ate them once a month or less. (2,3) How easy! Eat more
strawberries and blueberries! We know our McHenry chiropractic
patients can do this.
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 OrthoIllinois Chiropractic 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, combined strawberry and blueberry consumption really stood out. (3) Not only is OrthoIllinois Chiropractic here for your spine but your heart, too!
But starting early in life to reduce these possibilities is key. So, young ladies, start eating your berries! Contact OrthoIllinois Chiropractic for your healthy McHenry chiropractic appointment, too. Maybe we can share recipes?!