Thursday, February 17, 2011

Relax with Organic Blueberries: Blueberries Promote Cardiovascular Health By Relaxing Arteries

Sitting back with a bowl of organic blueberries is a great way to relax. Now you can relax your arteries along with calming your mind. Polyphenols, a major building block of many fruits and vegetables, do wonders for cardiovascular health. Fresh Blueberries are just busting with these “good-for-you” antioxidants. A new study released by the University of Maine, Northwest University and the University of Louisville confirms that polyphenols found in blueberries relax arteries and promote key aspects of artery health. The study was performed on rats, who have a very similar cardiovascular system to humans. They divided the rats into several groups and tested various diets for eight weeks. One group was given the standard “rat chow” while the other (more lucky) rats were given a mixture of freeze-dried, powdered wild blueberries. The researches then administered a vasoconstrictor compound called I-phenylophrine, which causes the arteries to narrow. As hoped, the blueberry rats had much less of a reaction to the compound; their arteries remained mostly relaxed. The study pinpointed that a diet rich in blueberries, especially organic blueberries raises Nitric Oxide, a molecule that is deficient in people with diabetes, hypertension and atherosclerosis. Nitric Oxide keeps everything relaxed and flowing beautifully, so that you can focus on other things then the state of your arteries. So relax! Especially when you can enjoy organic blueberries from Sunset Valley Organics. Pour some 100% Pure blueberry powder on your Slim-Fast go straight for the freezer and munch on Sunset Valley Organic's organic frozen berries.