Berries may aid weight loss

A recent study from Harvard University suggests that eating blueberries may assist with weight loss. The study involved more than 133,000 adults in the United States whose diets were analysed for the period between 1986 and 2010.

The results found those who ate a handful (around 80g.) of blueberries each day lost more than […]

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The benefits and hazards of salicylic acid

Salicylic acid is found in some green leafy vegetables, oregano, mushrooms, melons, raison and almonds as well as in berries such as strawberries, blackberries and blueberres amongst others. It has a huge range of medical benefits but can also be a cause of mouth ulcers. However before blaming berries if you have ulcers, […]

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Blueberries aid recovery from gluten ingestion

Blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetables and here an article from the Huffington Post recommends five foods which will help recover from gluten ingestion.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gigi-stewart/eat-these-five-foods-to-recover-faster-when-you-get-glutened_b_8185868.html

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Study suggests blueberry polyphenols may aid diabetics

A recent study at Louisiana State University whose results were published in The Journal of Diabetes and its Complications has found that a supplement including blueberry extract, oat bran cellulose, and inulin (a common oligosaccharide of fructose) may have positive effects for those suffering from diabetes.

The blueberry extract contained polyphemols which naturally occur in the […]

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Blueberry polyphenols fighting gum disease

Researchers at Université Laval in Canada have found that an extract from low bush blueberries can fight gum disease and are now seeking to produce an oral device that slowly releases blueberry extract.

Gum inflammation is quite common and is caused by the build-up of bacteria in dental plaque and if not stopped will lead to […]

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Foods that reduce dementia risk

Writing in About Health, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Expert Esther Heerema gives eleven foods that may hinder the onset of this disease. In first position we find berries with strawberries, blueberries and acai fruit being noted for appearing to counteract some of the declines in cognition that were noticed in research related to poor diet.

Also […]

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Flavonoids could protect against diabetes

According to a 2014 study by the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, UK and King’s College London consumption of high levels of flavonoids including anthocyanins and other compounds (found in berries, tea and chocolate amongst others) could offer protection from type 2 diabetes by improving insulin resistance and better blood glucose regulation. […]

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Berries improve heart health

A study under the auspices of Dr. Eric Rimm, associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, has linked berry consumption with improved heart health.

The discovery is based on data from 93,600 women, who, at ages 25 to 42, signed up for the Nurses’ Health Study. Over the course […]

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Selecting and storing blueberries

The Nutrition and you website gives some advice on how to choose, store and prepare blueberries. It suggests that once purchased, place the berries in a plastic or zip pouch and store inside the refrigerator set at high relative humidity. Stored thus, they stay well for up to a week.

Read more : http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/blueberries.html

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Blueberries fight hypertension in post menopausal women

A study on postmenopausal women by Florida State University and published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has found that one daily serving of blueberries could reduce blood pressure and be the key to a healthy heart.

Forty eight women were tested over eight weeks and were given either a placebo or […]

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