Blueberries

Blueberries

Blueberries ★★★

Blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants. Good source of Fiber. Great fruit for fighting off all kinds of cancers, specifically lung cancer and possibly pancreatic cancer but more research is needed here. It has also been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. Blueberries are even capable of helping to prevent the formation of cancer cells in the body (carcinogenesis/oncogenesis).1,2,3

1 serving of blueberries provides more antioxidants than most fruits or vegetables. Blueberries are excellent for those with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes. This fruit is at or near the top of the list of the strongest anticancer foods.4

Overall blueberries have been shown to improve heart and brain health, which is especially good for those suffering with a loss of balance and coordination, memory loss, and other abilities often associated with older adults and Alzheimer’s patients.4,5

 

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Wild blueberries ★★★

They are chock full of antioxidants, a very good food to fight off and protect against cancer. It is also good at lowering blood glucose levels. Their darker color means they have even more antioxidants than regular Blueberries. A diet that includes wild blueberries has been linked to improved motor skills and the potential to reverse age related short-term memory loss.4
 

 

References
  1. Philpott M, Lim C, Ferguson L. Dietary protection against free radicals: A case for multiple testing to establish structure-activity relationships for antioxidant potential of anthocyanic plant species. International Journal Of Molecular Sciences [serial online]. March 2009;10(3):1081-1103.
  2. Schneider J, Alosi J, McDonald D, McFadden D. Pterostilbene inhibits lung cancer through induction of apoptosis. The Journal Of Surgical Research [serial online]. June 1, 2010;161(1):18-22.
  3. Mannal P, Alosi J, Schneider J, McDonald D, McFadden D. Pterostilbene inhibits pancreatic cancer in vitro. Journal Of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal Of The Society For Surgery Of The Alimentary Tract [serial online]. May 2010;14(5):873-879
  4. The Dr. Oz Show and Here
  5. Courier Post Online. Those Jersey blues, If it’s summer it means these healthy blue bombshells are in abundance. Located at http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20110629/LIVING01/106290301/1004/LIVING/Those-Jersey-blues-If-it-s-summer-it-means-these-healthy-blue-bombshells-are-in-abundance.

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