Heart Disease is the number one cause of death in America, killing almost 650,000 per year. Stroke is another leading cause, with almost 150,00 deaths each year. There are plenty of heart-healthy and anti-inflammatory diets out there to help manage and prevent these issues, but a recent study claims that one food might stand above the rest in protecting your heart.
This study, conducted by researchers at King’s College London, found eating 200 grams (about one cup) of blueberries every day can reduce one’s risk for cardiovascular disease by 20 percent. Those who ate 200 grams of blueberries daily were also able to reduce their systolic blood pressure, and the positive effects were similar to those seen in people taking blood pressure medications.