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Post-Menopausal Women Should Add Blueberries to Their Diets

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getty 011315 blueberries?  SQUARESPACE CACHEVERSION=1421155311541iStock/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Post-menopausal women can reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease by going blue.

Researchers at the Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging say blueberries are the key to keeping blood pressure down while relieving arterial stiffness that often accompanies menopause.

The best part about the finding is that women don’t have to consume large amounts of the fruit to enjoy its unique medicinal effects. About a cup of blueberries a day ought to do the trick.

Since cardiovascular disease kills more Americans than any other preventable condition, lead author Sarah A. Johnson says it’s imperative that post-menopausal women add this food to their daily diet regimen.

If a pint of blueberries isn’t available, 22 grams of freeze-dried blueberry powder will suffice.


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