by Lexi Patronis, Glamour
And here's an excuse to load up on berries today (um, not that you ever need an excuse to load up on berries!): a study in the journal Circulation has found that young and middle-age women whose diets include anthocyanins--the flavonoids in red and blue fruits, like strawberries and blueberries--have a reduced risk for myocardial infarction (otherwise known as: heart attacks).
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In fact, women who ate more than three servings of strawberries or blueberries each week had a 34 percent decrease in heart attack (compared with women who seldom eat the berries), probably because they help keep endothelial function and blood pressure in check.
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You know what's awesome? When you find out that something you liked doing anyway just might have fantastic health benefits.
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