A study in the US found that anthocyanins can be absorbed after the consumption of a high-fat meal. In the study, freeze-dried blueberry powder containing 25 individual anthocyanins was used and nineteen of the 25 anthocyanins present in the blueberries were detected in human blood serum. Furthermore, the appearance of total anthocyanins in the serum […]
Anthocyanins are pigments that various plants a deep red, purple and blue colour. The best source of them are dark coloured berries such as acai, blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, cranberries, cherries, raspberry and many more. Other plant sources include the deep purple of eggplant skins, red cabbage, blood orange and various types of olive.
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Dr. Ray Sahelian is a writer on natural health and has sold more than one million books. Writing on his website notes some of the benefits of anthocyanins to be in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, blood pressure, cancer, abnormal levels of cholesterol, declining vision, gastritis, leukemia, and Parkinson’s disease.
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Anthocyanins are a very large group of red-blue plant pigments. Anthocyanins occur in all higher plants, mostly in flowers and fruits but also in leaves, stems, and roots. In these parts they are found predominantly in outer cell layers. The amounts are relatively large: one kilogram of blackberry for example contains approximately 1.15 gram, and […]
A 1999 report from various Canadian institutions found that there were variations in the anthocyanin content of various types of blueberry but that all have powerful anti oxidant properties.
Read the report here : http://pubs.aic.ca/doi/pdf/10.4141/P99-009
A study from the University of Nitra in Slovakia found that freezing has little effect on the anthocyanin properties of bluecrop blueberries – which make up a significant portion of the content of our products. It seems that the anthocyanin in frozen fruits becomes more easily extractable. In this test, there was a 16.7% average […]
The polyphenolic components present within blueberries may have multiple health benefits which at this point are difficult to understand. The potential beneficial effects of the high antioxidant capacity and protection of cells from free radical attack seem clear, but other possible effects which might be independent of antioxidant effects remain open to question. Anthocyanins in […]
Advances in Nutrion in an article entitled Anthocyanins in Cardiovascular Disease by Taylor C. Wallace noted that whereas much still has to be done in relation to the effect anthocyanins have on cardio vascular disease, it is clear that that effect is very positive. However, the report notes that large-scale, long-term, randomized, placebo-controlled human trials […]
You have probably read a lot about anti oxidants and why you need an anti oxidant diet but do you know what that means? Basically it is an unpaired electron! Still confused? Try reading this article which is very easy to understand :
Note that you need to get anti oxidants from real food – not […]
A 1997 study in Japan found that bioflavonoids extracted from red soybeans were effective in inhibiting the growth of tumours in vitro and in prolonging the life of mice.
For an extract of the study see : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10851476