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Get fruity with blueberries

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A robust blood vessel network is essential not only for longterm heart health, but also for better performance on the running track, in the weights room… and in the bedroom. Because the healthier your blood flow, the greater your lust for life. And new research suggests you can improve cardiovascular health and blood vessel function in a simple and delicious way: by eating more blueberries. In the study at King’s College London, subjects who ate 200g of blueberries had better circulatory function within just two hours, and over a month reported a level of blood pressure reduction similar to subjects on specialist medication. It’s thought high levels of anthocyanins are behind the better blood flow, so add berries to shakes, porridge or yogurts for a big heart health hit.

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