Eat Strawberries & Blueberries to Cut Your Risk of Heart Attack

by Alexandra Williams, MA on Mar 28, 2013

Food for Thought

Three is the magic number. Women who eat three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week may reduce their risk of heart attack by one-third.

In collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health, researchers at the University of East Anglia found that these two berries have high levels of powerful bioactive compounds known as anthocyanins. These compounds may help dilate arteries, countering arterial plaque buildup. Time for a berry smoothie?

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Alexandra Williams, MA

Alexandra Williams, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Alexandra Williams, MA, is a contributing editor for IDEA Fitness Journal and co-owner of the Fun & Fit blog, column and radio show with her twin sister. Certified since 1986, Alexandra currently teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and for Spectrum Clubs. She loves to write, emcee and edit, especially in a humorous fashion. She can be reached at