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Blueberry Extract for Blood Pressure Control?

By October 22, 2012

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A popular dietary supplement, blueberry extract is sometimes touted as a natural remedy for high blood pressure. Rich in antioxidants known as anthocyanins, blueberry extract is said to help keep blood pressure in check by boosting the health of blood vessels.

Although research on the use of blueberry extract in treatment of high blood pressure is very limited, preliminary research suggests that it may help lower blood pressure to some degree. Tests on animals, for instance, indicate that blueberry extract may prevent the development of high blood pressure, possibly by fighting oxidative stress.

For help in keeping your blood pressure healthy, make sure to limit your intake of sodium and alcohol, maintain a healthy weight, manage your stress, and get regular exercise. Natural remedies like omega-3 fatty acids and garlic may also help bring blood pressure down. Read the full article: Blueberry Extract - What You Need to Know.

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