Blueberries delay cognitive aging

The consumption of blueberries and strawberries is associated with delayed cognitive aging by as much as 2.5 years, thought to be because of brain-localizing anthocyanin phytonutrients, as shown on functional MRI scans – although you need to eat the whole blueberry to do so – in our case either the fresh product or our crushed […]

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Blueberries may double cancer fighting cells

Blueberry consumption may double the population of our cancer fighting immune cells, and the spices cardamom and black pepper may boost their activity.

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Will Blueberries Raise My Blood Sugar?

Fruits and berries have natural sugars in varying amounts, and these can impact your blood glucose. Without sacrificing the health benefits of fresh produce, understand how the natural fruit sugars in blueberries will impact your blood glucose so you can maintain your target readings while enjoying blueberries with a meal or snack. Pair them with […]

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The benefits of drinking blueberry juice

There are several health benefits to drinking blueberry juice. Blueberries are loaded with minerals, vitamins, phytochemicals, and antioxidants which aid and protect the body’s health.  Blueberry juice is an excellent source of vitamin C, K, potassium, manganese, and pectin.  Drinking blueberry juice promotes mental acuity, healthy skin, and disease prevention.  Studies have even found blueberry juice to protect against […]

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Anthocyanins quickly enter the blood

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 […]

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Anthocyanins may prevent cancer

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.

The point of […]

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The many health benefits of anthocyanins

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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By |6th July 2015|health|0 Comments

Anthocyanins and anthocyanidins

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 […]

By |29th June 2015|health|0 Comments

Variations in anthocyanin content amongst different types of blueberry

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

By |21st May 2015|health|Comments Off on Variations in anthocyanin content amongst different types of blueberry

Freezing blueberries has little effect on anthocyanin content

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 […]

By |20th May 2015|health|3 Comments