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This is in women, but I"m sure it applies to guys as well:

http://www.worldhealth.net/news/lower-blood-pressure-blueberries/

"receive either 22 g rams of freeze-dried blueberry powder or 22 grams of a control powder, to consume for eight weeks.  Blueberries are one of the richest sources of phenolic compounds, including flavonoids, phenolic acids, and stilbenes, which are known to have biological activity and high antioxidant capacity.  At the end of the study period, mean systolic blood pressure was lower by 5.1% and mean diastolic blood pressure was lower by 6.3%"

And check out these all-important words:

"In addition, nitric oxide – involved in endothelial vasodilation – was significantly increased in the blueberry group, rising from 9.11 to 15.35 microMoles, with no change in the control group."

That's the power of plants...
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Re: Blueberries Significantly Lower Blood Pressure and Increase Nitric Oxide
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2015, 07:28:51 pm »
This is in women, but I"m sure it applies to guys as well:

http://www.worldhealth.net/news/lower-blood-pressure-blueberries/

"receive either 22 g rams of freeze-dried blueberry powder or 22 grams of a control powder, to consume for eight weeks.  Blueberries are one of the richest sources of phenolic compounds, including flavonoids, phenolic acids, and stilbenes, which are known to have biological activity and high antioxidant capacity.  At the end of the study period, mean systolic blood pressure was lower by 5.1% and mean diastolic blood pressure was lower by 6.3%"

And check out these all-important words:

"In addition, nitric oxide – involved in endothelial vasodilation – was significantly increased in the blueberry group, rising from 9.11 to 15.35 microMoles, with no change in the control group."

That's the power of plants...

I've been a big fan of blueberries for their health benefits for years.

One worthy note.   Much of the good stuff from the blueberries is in their skin.   So, the more skin you get, the better.

Standard blueberries are much larger than wild blueberries, and so the ratio of their surface area to volume (and hence percentage of skin) is higher in wild blueberries.  You can figure this out using calculus or common sense, your choice. 

Wyman's is a widely distributed brand of frozen wild berries from Maine.  Trader Joe's sells both wild blueberries and, better yet, boreal wild blueberries (no pesticides) from Quebec.   Price is quite reasonable relative to regular frozen berries.

I eat them every morning with yogurt and granola for breakfast.   Unsweetened you have to get used to the lack of sweetness, but once you get used to that they are awesome.

Or, make a blueberry pie with wild blueberries.    It is life-changing.
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Re: Blueberries Significantly Lower Blood Pressure and Increase Nitric Oxide
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Re: Blueberries Significantly Lower Blood Pressure and Increase Nitric Oxide
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2015, 07:49:50 pm »
I absolutely LOVE blueberries. But they're just so darn expensive to eat a cup a day... I want the brain benefits ect from them. Just can't really afford it. Ugh 40 dollars a month on JUST blueberries is a lot to me
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Re: Blueberries Significantly Lower Blood Pressure and Increase Nitric Oxide
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2015, 08:54:49 pm »
I absolutely LOVE blueberries. But they're just so darn expensive to eat a cup a day... I want the brain benefits ect from them. Just can't really afford it. Ugh 40 dollars a month on JUST blueberries is a lot to me

Well, a guy who eats healthy doesn't need a cup.  Just start with what you can afford.  There was a study on five poor cultures in Mexico and they basically just ate corn tortillas, bean and chili peppers.  They noted that these people had very low rates of hypertension.  So they need a cup of blueberrires every day?  No, not really cuzz they are very active and eat (for the most part) healthy.  But I am sure a 1/4 cup per day would help them and add additional protection and would for sure protect their neurons against various toxins, which blueberries excel in.  But these people cannot afford fruit and eat very little of it.
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Re: Blueberries Significantly Lower Blood Pressure and Increase Nitric Oxide
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2015, 11:15:50 pm »
A handfull each of blueberries and raisins and a dash of walnuts and cinnamon with the hot breakfast cereal (oat bran and brown rice cereal) is amazingly tasty and full of good artery food.

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Re: Blueberries Significantly Lower Blood Pressure and Increase Nitric Oxide
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 11:27:44 pm »
This is in women, but I"m sure it applies to guys as well:

http://www.worldhealth.net/news/lower-blood-pressure-blueberries/


"receive either 22 g rams of freeze-dried blueberry powder or 22 grams of a control powder, to consume for eight weeks.  Blueberries are one of the richest sources of phenolic compounds, including flavonoids, phenolic acids, and stilbenes, which are known to have biological activity and high antioxidant capacity.  At the end of the study period, mean systolic blood pressure was lower by 5.1% and mean diastolic blood pressure was lower by 6.3%"

And check out these all-important words:

"In addition, nitric oxide – involved in endothelial vasodilation – was significantly increased in the blueberry group, rising from 9.11 to 15.35 microMoles, with no change in the control group."

That's the power of plants...

Do you think they work the same way POM does? Polyphenols antioxidant power!!!!
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Re: Blueberries Significantly Lower Blood Pressure and Increase Nitric Oxide
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2015, 03:21:28 am »
This is in women, but I"m sure it applies to guys as well:

http://www.worldhealth.net/news/lower-blood-pressure-blueberries/


"receive either 22 g rams of freeze-dried blueberry powder or 22 grams of a control powder, to consume for eight weeks.  Blueberries are one of the richest sources of phenolic compounds, including flavonoids, phenolic acids, and stilbenes, which are known to have biological activity and high antioxidant capacity.  At the end of the study period, mean systolic blood pressure was lower by 5.1% and mean diastolic blood pressure was lower by 6.3%"

And check out these all-important words:

"In addition, nitric oxide – involved in endothelial vasodilation – was significantly increased in the blueberry group, rising from 9.11 to 15.35 microMoles, with no change in the control group."

That's the power of plants...

Do you think they work the same way POM does? Polyphenols antioxidant power!!!!

Partially.  But POM seems to have special superpowers.
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Re: Blueberries Significantly Lower Blood Pressure and Increase Nitric Oxide
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2015, 03:21:28 am »