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.

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British berry sales triple in ten years

The UK trade body British Summer Fruits has reported that sales of British strawberries, blackberries and blueberries will be over GBP1bn this year, an increase of more than three times what the figure was ten years ago. This figure is only for berries produced in the UK – it does not include imports (such […]

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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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Blueberries help the brain stay young

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is one of the ways in which new nerve connections are formed within our brains which keeps cognitive function working correctly and in some respects keeps the brain young! A 2013 study found that blueberry anthocyanins are a very powerful way to boost BDNF levels.

BDNF will naturally decline with age, […]

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Our juice was ‘invented’ this year!

We will be exhibiting at the Speciality and Fine Food Fair in London from 6 – 8 September 2015 our blueberry juice – a recently ‘invented’ product. Invented? Surely blueberry juice has been on the market for a long time? That is true, but to the best of my knowledge no-one has […]

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Cognitive decline can be reversed

A diet rich in green leafy vegetables, beans, berries, wholegrains and wine can help to slow normal brain ageing and cognitive decline, researchers said on 4 August 2015.

Cognitive decline is a normal part of ageing but a study by scientists at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago showed that elderly adults who strictly followed the […]

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