By Bob Condor

Can dessert improve your blood pressure?

The answer is yes if the dessert is a bowl of berries and if you consider a bowl of berries to be dessert. Here at DHB, we would add a dollop of plain vanilla to the bowl, maybe with a drizzle of maple syrup.

Eating a half-cup of mixed berries after lunch and dinner helped volunteers in a Finnish study reduce their blood pressure readings by more than 7 points (mm …