Experts Northumbria University (United Kingdom) said that to strengthen the health of the heart and blood vessels need to eat foods with plant pigments anthocyanins – natural plant pigments that make the rind of the fruit and vegetables ecarchives in red, purple and bluish shades. The arguments of scientists published in The Medical News Today.
Conclusion the benefits to the heart and blood vessels foods with plant pigments anthocyanins experts made after analyzed the information about 602 000 people living in the United States, Europe and Australia, which was conducted long-term observation. The researchers found that people whose diet had a high concentration of anthocyanins, the risk of coronary heart disease was 9% lower, and the probability of death from cardiovascular disease was 8% lower than people their same age, but consuming only a small number of products with these plant pigments.
The scientists stated: “If you care about the health of the heart and blood vessels, add to the diet more fruits and vegetables to anthocyanins”.
Experts explained that the plant pigments anthocyanins are substances the flavonoids, which act as natural antioxidants. These compounds protect body cells from degeneration. The best sources of anthocyanins are blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, red and purple grapes, eggplants, red cabbage.
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