American Heart Month Resources

Happy American Heart Month!

It’s the perfect time to show your heart some extra love and encourage others to do the same. As a healthcare professional, you’re in an ideal position to educate patients and clients on the critical role that nutrition plays in supporting heart health.

While small in size, blueberries deliver mighty heart health benefits. And it’s as simple as Grabbing A Boost of Blue.

 

Heart Health Resources

Complete the form below to download our new heart health guide featuring the latest blueberry research, resources and recipes.

This guide is a resource intended to help your clients and patients understand the potential benefits of eating blueberries for heart health, as part of an overall balanced diet.

     

    What the Science Says

    A growing body of scientific evidence demonstrates that blueberries can be part of eating patterns to improve cardiovascular health, especially as part of an overall healthy lifestyle. A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition investigated the intake of blueberries and heart health outcomes in individuals with metabolic syndrome.

    Source: Curtis PJ, van der Velpen W, Berends L, Jennings A, Feelisch M, Umpleby AM, Evans M, Fernandez BO, Meiss MS, Minnion M, Ptter J, Minihane AM, Kay CD, Rimm EB, Cassidy A. Blueberries improve biomarkers of cardiometabolic function in participants with metabolic syndrome—results from a 6-month, double-blind, randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019; 109(6):1535-1545.

     

    Blue Crew Inspiration

    Hear from Blue Crew member and registered dietitian, Mary Ellen Phipps, MPH, RDN, LD, to get you in the mood for American Heart Month. She’s sharing nine healthy foods to add to your grocery list if you have diabetes – including the beloved blueberry. Watch below!

     

    More Heart Health Goodness

    • Announcement: Discover how the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council is hard at work sharing the potential heart health benefits of blue, with YOU!
    • Blueberry Nutrition: For one little berry there’s a whole lot to cover. Get the skinny on blueberry nutrition.