British berry sales soar as liquidiser revolution whirls on

It is the liquidiser revolution that is changing what we eat: sales of blueberries and raspberries are soaring as health-conscious shoppers embrace smoothies as a short cut to consuming one of their five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

Demand for blueberries is up by nearly a third this year, while raspberry sales are ahead […]

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Blueberries fight hypertension

Blueberries can reduce high blood pressure according to a study from East Anglia University in Norwich, UK and Harvard University, USA. Hypertension could cost as much as EUR250bn globally and one person in six in the UK suffers from this complaint. In the US it is even worse, one in every three adults has […]

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Blueberry product producers need to innovate to ensure anthocyanin content

A report from the Wiley On Line Library discusses factors affecting biosynthesis and properties of the anthocyanins found in blueberries. As a natural product, anthocyanin content varies not only with type of blueberry but also with where it was grown. The report notes that manufacturers need to work to ensure anthocyanin content. […]

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Lutein and zeaxanthin protect our eyes!

Dr. Elizabeth Johnson discusses the basics of lutein and zeaxanthin, both of which are present in blueberries, and why both are important for eye health and in particular how they fight against age related macular degeneration. She also talks about what carotenoids do and why those two are unique.

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MacFrut exhibition, Rimini, Italy

Lifeberry will be exhibiting at the MacFrut exhibition in Rimini, Italy from 23 – 25 September 2015.

If you would like to arrange an appointment, either during the fair or after it, please either use the contact form or telephone Alan Heath on +48 502 159080.

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Speciality and Fine Food Fair, London

Lifeberry will be exhibiting at the Speciality and Fine Food Fair in London from 6 – 8 September 2015.

If you would like to arrange an appointment, either during the fair or after it, please either use the contact form or telephone Alan Heath on +48 502 159080 or +44 7963 066713 during the fair.

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Cranberries fight cancer

Drug companies and supplement manufacturers have yet to isolate the components of cranberries that suppress cancer cell growth yet cranberries, a close relative of the blueberry, has strong anti cancer properties – even in its juice.  The problem is that it is too bitter for most people but there are solutions as can be seen […]

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How much is too much fruit?

40 grams of blueberries may be enough to counter the oxidative stress of a sugary breakfast cereal but how much more can you eat?  The results of this test apply to all fruit!

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Dietary treatment of glaucoma

Blueberries may help protect against age-related macular degeneration, and blackcurrants may help halt the progression of glaucoma according to studies initially carried out in Japan.

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Improving memory through diet

Blueberries and blueberry products improve memory according to the studies quoted here.  And that includes jam – although best to store it in the fridge!

And that includes jam – although best to store it in the fridge!

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