Study: Blueberries Decrease Cardiovascular Risk Factors

For those who have a family history of heart disease or who struggle with weight issues, you may be interested to know that eating blueberries themselves can have potentially beneficial effects on your cardiovascular health. Previous research studies suggest that consuming blueberries may exert protective effects on your brain and cognitive functioning.  Polyphenolic compounds which…

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Blueberries Improve Insulin Resistance?

Over the past several months, I’ve often referred to The Metabolic Syndrome. Essentially, there’s a connection between being overweight and insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. When medical conditions such as high blood sugar (diabetes), high cholesterol and triglycerides, obesity, and high blood pressure converge, it puts individuals at a greater risk for vascular related…

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How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally?

As we get older, many of us become increasingly concerned with our blood pressure.  For those who meet the criteria for hypertension (BP > 140/90), this concern is of particular importance. Untreated hypertension can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, and chronic kidney disease.  In that sense, controlling your…

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