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Blueberries Have 6 Health Benefits You Probably Didn’t Know About

Bicycling Logo By Jordan Smith of Bicycling | Slide 2 of 7: A recent study in the Journal of Gerontology found that adding blueberries to a person’s daily diet can help reduce blood pressure, similar to the effects of blood pressure medication. Researchers concluded that this may be due in part to the anthocyanin—a type of flavanoid that provides antioxidant effects and gives blueberries their bright color.

1) Reduced Blood Pressure

A recent study in the Journal of Gerontology found that adding blueberries to a person’s daily diet can help reduce blood pressure, similar to the effects of blood pressure medication. Researchers concluded that this may be due in part to the anthocyanin—a type of flavanoid that provides antioxidant effects and gives blueberries their bright color.

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