Eat Blueberries to Lower Cholesterol

by Jodee on May 13, 2009

Blueberries not only taste good, but including them in your diet plan can help to lower your levels of LDL cholesterol, which is commonly called “bad” cholesterol. Research conducted on pigs has found that when the animals consumed the equivalent of two, one-cup servings of blueberries daily, their cholesterol levels decreased.

Pigs are used for research purposes because they have similar health issues as humans. Their heart rate and blood pressure are comparable, and they also develop artery-blocking plaque. Like us, their risk of cardiovascular issues is related to diet.

Adding blueberries to your diet is not difficult. You can enjoy them on their own or in a fruit salad. Sprinkle a few in a tossed salad to add some color and an interesting flavor twist. You can also eat blueberry yogurt with fruit added to get more of them into your diet.

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