found in Berry Fruits Lowers High Cholesterol
Berry fruits such as acai,
cranberry, strawberry and blueberry contain pigments known as
anthocyanins that gives the fruits their rich bright colours. In
addition to being an excellent antioxidant
and carrying potential
anti-cancer benefits, they also lower cholesterol levels in animal
Until recently, there were no human studies to show if they could
indeed lower cholesterol levels until now. A published well-designed
study involving 120 participants with high cholesterol
showed that taking 160 mg twice daily significantly
lowered the "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raised their "good" cholesterol
(HDL). The study lasted 12 weeks.
is the first time that this chemical substance have shown cholesterol
lowering ability in a properly designed human clinical trial.
study showed that it can also lower high blood pressure.
you love to eat berry fruits, continue with it. For those suffering
from high cholesterol,
take 160 mg of berry-derived anthocyanin
daily if you like. Keep in mind that there are many more natural
remedies that are probably more effective for lowering high blood
pressure and high cholesterol.
that may be of interest to you
High Cholesterol - What is it and
what can you do about it?
High Blood Pressure - What is
this silent killer?
Berry - The Ultimate Antioxidant Food?
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