Who has not enjoyed cranberries ever? Surely everyone, that surely did not know however is that, besides being rich in vitamin C, may help prevent hypertension. A recent study by members of the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom) and Harvard (USA), asserts that cranberries, besides being a delicious fruit, help to reduce the risk of high blood pressure. According to the authors of this research, blueberries have a compound known as anthocyanins, which is responsible for the protective effect against hypertension problems. The anthocyanins are also responsible for providing the color purple, blue and Red leaves and fruits, so it is also found in abundant in strawberries and blackberries. Blueberries against the hypertension study, directed by Aedin Cassidy, was conducted with 134,000 women and 47,000 men over 14 years, and that every two years the study participants should complete a questionnaire consisted about your health condition and every four years they were subjected to analysis of eating habits. Researchers came to that conclusion since during the study, 35,000 participants developed high blood pressure, but those who consumed the highest amount of anthocyanins showed an 8% risk less than suffer this kind of conditions, being the main source of anthocyanins of participants blueberries. It is important to emphasize that blueberries also belong to the so-called Super foods, since this fruit provide to the Agency a considerable amount of phytonutrients, which help neutralize free radicals (those that cause damage and aging of cells).