To reduce the risk of stroke need to drink two glasses of cranberry juice a day. To such conclusion scientists from the Ministry of agriculture of the USA. Cranberry contains huge number of polyphenols, beneficial compounds that ensure the normal functioning of the whole organism, writes The Daily Mail.
The study involved 56 volunteers, which were divided into two groups. First drank every day to 0.8 pints of cranberry juice (about two cups). The rest received instead of juice or placebo. At the beginning and at the end of the experiment, the scientists measured the volunteers ' blood sugar levels, blood pressure, lipids and proteins of inflammation in the blood.
After 8 weeks of daily ingestion of cranberry juice the risk of stroke in volunteers was reduced by 15%, and the likelihood of developing other diseases of the cardiovascular system – 10%. Scientists believe that polyphenols help the heart muscle to cope with age-related changes. Cranberry has the highest content of polyphenols, this substance it more than blueberries, grapes, apples or cherries.