Blueberries are a delicious and guilt-free food that has remarkable benefits for your heart health. A 2019 study by the University of East Anglia concluded that ‘Eating 150g of blueberries daily reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 15 percent’ – a staggering amount. The study used a group of adults that had already been considered at risk for cardiovascular disease. It found that ‘eating one cup of blueberries per day resulted in sustained improvements in vascular function and arterial stiffness — making enough of a difference to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease’
Blueberries are also high in potassium and vitamin C, so aid help reducing inflammation and keeping your immune system working well. Adding a portion of blueberries to your diet can be achieved by putting some on your breakfast cereal or porridge. Alternatively, you could blend them into a smoothie or have them with natural yoghurt and honey for dessert!