The Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism journal recently published a study that indicated people who regularly eat wild blueberry could have lower risk developing hypertension even if they have problem controlling their body weight. Obese Zucker rats are considered as good models to simulate human metabolic syndrome; because these rodents are also affected with endothelial dysfunction, insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, dyslipidemia, inflammation and hypertension. The study suggests that the regular diet of wild blueberry could help to balance lipids (triglycerides and cholesterol) and reduce inflammation. The regimen could also help to improve and regulate the constricting and relaxing movements of the aorta. Based on the amount these rats eat, average person could get the same benefit if they eat a couple of cup of wild blueberries each day for about two months.
Wild blueberries are small round-shaped fruit and deep blue in color. If grown in the wild naturally, blueberry is sweet and tasty. He chemical-free organic fruit is known for its potent anti-aging effect. Due to its satisfying flavor, wild blueberries are ideal in any meal and dessert.
Free radicals may form within our body due to the oxidation process. They can damage healthy cells by disturbing its internal functions. Free radicals can also be triggered by the presence of air pollution and UV radiation. Eating healthy food can be a vital factor in combating free radicals. People who consume vital nutrients regularly on a daily basis, can slow down the aging process.
Antioxidants are often considered as direct opposite of free radicals. They help our body to defend itself against age-linked health threats. Our healthy body cells constantly fight against free radicals, which could elevate the risk of heart disease and cancer. Nutritional antioxidants can effectively ward off the effects of free radicals. Antioxidants are found in fruits and vegetables with deep colors as phytonutrients. They deactivate free radicals and help to prevent cell damages. Antioxidants are widely considered as an essential element to proven Alzheimer’s disease, brain aging and other degenerative symptoms. Wild blueberries with its deep blue color, contain flavonoids and anthocyanins; more than most vegetables and fruits.
In conclusion, treating high blood pressure can be an easy thing to do, because doing many positive small things can amount to significant results. People with hypertension could start by consuming a couple cups of wild blueberry each day. It’s a superfood that can provide hypertension patients with an enjoyable and healthy life.