Colorful berries a key to a healthy heart

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—If you are trying to be healthier this New Year, researchers say you may want to turn your attention to colorful berries.

Fruits and vegetables like grapes and eggplant are high in flavonoids, which have been shown to have heart-healthy effects in lab studies and could help ward off a heart attack.

Harvard researchers followed 93,000 women for nearly 20 years and tracked how often they ate blueberries or strawberries.

They found that those who ate the most reduced their risk of a heart attack by a third.

Doctors suggest eating three servings a week to have the same results.