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Blueberries Instead of Blood Pressure Medication?
Researchers conducted a placebo-controlled study of 40 women ages 45 to 65 with high blood pressure. Half consumed freeze-dried blueberry powder (equivalent to a cup of blueberries) daily for eight weeks. The others consumed an identical-looking and tasting placebo. At the end of the eight-week trial, the women who at the blueberry powder had significantly lowered blood pressure, while there was no noticeable change in the placebo group. What is most interesting, is that this effect has not been found in any other kind of berry. It seems that there is something special and unique about blueberries that has this amazing effect on our bodies. For more: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/14/blueberries-may-lower-blood-pressure/?ref=health
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I think that more and more we will find that you can replace so many meds with with healthy eating.
@GetFitwithAmy I totally believe that if you follow a good diet you won't need most medication. Obviously there are circumstances where meds are helpful, but I think a lot of our health problems can be cleared up with a clean healthy diet.
I need to eat more blueberries. I have a little bit of hypertension that my doctor said is genetic, which is all sorts of scary!