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Strawberries Reduce Cholesterol

May 1, 2014

A group of healthy people were given 500 grams (about 18 ounces) of strawberries every day for 30 days. At the end of that time, numerous tests showed many benefits including “significantly reducing total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides levels.” The authors concluded that “strawberries consumption improves plasma lipids profile, biomarkers of antioxidant status, antihemolytic defenses and platelet function in healthy subjects, encouraging further evaluation on a population with higher cardiovascular disease risk.” You may want to consider a trial of eating strawberries for a month if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or both.

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