Survey says: Blueberries are rad

More than 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. Some of this stems from genetics, some from lifestyle, but there are certainly a lot of people on blood pressure medication. Here is where the humble blueberry comes in. A new study published in the Journal of Gerontology Series A has found that eating about a cup of blueberries a day for a month can make a difference. It turns out that the magic in the blueberry is called anthocyanin, which is what makes the berry blue. Researchers studied 40 healthy volunteers for a month; those who consumed blueberry juice saw blood vessel function improve in just two hours—after a month, results were similar to taking blood pressure meds. Blueberry season runs from April to September in North America, but they seem to line the shelves year round. Go make your teeth blue and your heart healthy!

Source: Science Daily