Stand Upright for Red & Blue
Posted On Feb 20, 2013
New You Health Tip: Boost your red and blue produce intake for significant heart health benefits!
Blueberries and strawberries are helping hearts across the country. The Journal of the American Heart Association compiled 18 years of data and found that at least three servings per week could reduce a woman’s risk of heart attack by one third! Flavonoids, found in these super berries, work to counter changes in the arteries that cause heart attacks. Not a particular fan of blueberries or strawberries alone? The good news is that red and blue produce all contain flavonoids so substitutions are allowed. Another great way to get your dose is to make a smoothie:
1. Throw a serving of frozen (red and blue) berries into the blender
2. Add 2 ice cubes
3. Drop in one scoop of frozen yogurt
4. Add sugar sparingly to taste
Voila! –A heart healthy breakfast or snack.