Fort Wayne Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Strawberries and Blueberries Protect Your Heart! 07/16/2013Chiropractic is all about health. And when healthy food is proven to be super-healthy, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc wants to share the news! Be forewarned: You’re going to want to up your strawberry and blueberry munching! THE STUDY A study of 93,600 women can’t be wrong! This is a huge study. In 1989, researchers began studying young and middle-aged women nurses aged 26-42 years. They looked at the dietary intake of anthocyanins and other flavonoids and the risk of myocardial infarction in these women. They have followed them for 18 years so far! Now that’s a feat! OUTCOME These researchers discovered that women who ate the most blueberries and strawberries had a 32% reduction in heart attack risk when matched to those who only ate them once a month or less. (2,3) How easy! Eat more strawberries and blueberries! We know our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients can do this. HOW? Anthocyanins are types of dietary antioxidant flavonoids found in the food you eat, specifically in the red, purple, or blue foods. Chocolate, grapes, red wine, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries teem with dietary flavonoids. No supplements needed to get them! Check out the blueberry-strawberry smoothie recipe Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc found. (1) It’s pretty and tasty! Now, these flavonoids help by dilating blood vessels and by offsetting the plaque build-up in coronary arteries that may cause blockages and eventually heart attacks. In this new study, mixed strawberry and blueberry consumption really stood out. (3) Not only is Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc here for your spine but your heart, too! But beginning early in life to lower these possibilities is key. So, young ladies, start eating your berries! Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc for your healthy Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment, too. Maybe we can share recipes?!« View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."