Two words, flavonoids and anthocynins. Easy right, well these substances can be found in berries specifically blueberries and are accredited with lowering ones blood pressure and can be very helpful in preventing diabetes, heart disease, stroke and premature aging. By eating a full cup of berries three to four times per week you can significantly reduce your blood pressure and provide protection against a wide variety of viruses and diseases especially since high blood pressure is the leading cause of death by way of a heart attack and it is said that almost a third of all Americans have this condition.
Blueberries in particular are very rich in antioxidants like vitamin A, C, E and B complex and also contain lots of iron, selenium and zinc and they also boost your immune system which is great in preventing infections and if you have a strong immune system you will have power over fever, pox, colds and other viruses.
Blueberries can be eaten in a variety of ways such a mixed in with your yoghurt, or spread on toasted whole wheat toast, or mixed into your energy shakes, poured over crepes, spread onto your peanut butter and blueberry sandwich, thrown into your pancake batter and the list goes on and on. You can even buy it sundried and snack on throughout the day in between meals like I do.
Of course this is just one way to lower your blood pressure but you must also make sure that you are making adjustments in your daily diet and lifestyle in order for this to work because if your stuffing your face with burgers, doughnuts, pizza and chasing it all down with diet sodas and snacking on berries to try to lower your blood pressure than your wasting your time. A well balanced mix of exercise, diet and healthy lifestyle will in addition help and relieve you from high blood pressure and the deadly consequences thereof. So have a berry good day.