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Anthocyanin

More reds, blues and purples please! A Nurses Health Study followed over 93,000 women between the ages of 25 and 42 to evaluate the relationship between anthocyanins and the risk of a heart attack. Anthocyanins are a type of flavonoid loaded with antioxidants. These water-soluble pigments are found naturally in deep colored fruits and vegetables including red onions, pomegranates and many berries. The study found that those who had the most anthocyanins from food, over 25 milligrams daily, had a 32% lower risk of heart disease than those who had the least intake (less than 2.5 milligrams). Most anthocyanins consumed were from blueberries and strawberries but some other great anthocyanin sources include red cabbage, raspberries, blackberries, and red grapes. What are your favorite anthocyanin sources? berries You may also like-A high anthocyanin intake is associated with a reduced risk of myocardial infarction in young and middle-aged women

Posted by vivadmin at 5/21/2014 7:57:00 PM
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