Category Archives: Nutrition: Food: Blueberries

Blueberries and blood pressure: the newest evidence

Eating blueberries every day might improve borderline high blood pressure in middle-aged women, according to a small U.S. study. Women who ate freeze-dried blueberries for two months had lowered blood pressure and increased levels of a chemical that relaxes blood … Continue reading

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Blueberries could reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness

Newswise — TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Thinking about topping your morning cereal with a cup of blueberries? Do it. Just one cup of blueberries per day could be the key to reducing blood pressure and arterial stiffness, both of which are … Continue reading

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11 ways to improve heart health with food

Newswise — CHICAGO- As the holidays approach, it’s easy to slip into bad eating habits. However, poor diet increases the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and poor circulation – three major factors that affect overall heart health. In … Continue reading

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The specific foods that help prevent and control diabetes

Newswise — BOSTON – August 28, 2014 – In a comprehensive review of recent randomized clinical trials and observational studies of diabetes and nutrition, Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard School of Public Health investigators have identified specific foods and dietary … Continue reading

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Blueberries lower blood pressure: new evidence

Nutr Res. 2014 Jul;34(7):577-84. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2014.07.002. Epub 2014 Jul 8. Six weeks daily ingestion of whole blueberry powder increases natural killer cell counts and reduces arterial stiffness in sedentary males and females. McAnulty LS1, Collier SR2, Landram MJ2, Whittaker DS3, … Continue reading

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Fruit consumers value flavor over health: University of Florida study

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Taste trumps health benefits for blueberry buyers, sending a strong message that fruit consumers value flavor most, new University of Florida research shows. About 61 percent of blueberry consumers buy the fruit for its flavor, while 39 … Continue reading

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4 things you should never eat past their expiration date

We’ve all been there — it’s time to clean out the refrigerator and inevitably there’s a container with something you were really looking forward to eating, but it’s past the expiration date. Then you have to decide what to do … Continue reading

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Frozen blueberries may pack a more powerful antioxidant punch

Newswise — Blueberries pack a powerful antioxidant punch, whether eaten fresh or from the freezer, according to South Dakota State University graduate Marin Plumb. Anthocyanins, a group of antioxidant compounds, are responsible for the color in blueberries, she explains. Since … Continue reading

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Those acai berries may contribute to weight gain, says new study in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism; lingonberries may do the opposite

Lingonberries almost completely prevented weight gain in mice fed a high-fat diet, a study at Lund University in Sweden has found - whereas the ‘super berry’ açai led to increased weight gain. The Scandinavian berries also produced lower blood sugar … Continue reading

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Ingredients in chocolate, tea and berries could guard against diabetes

Eating high levels of flavonoids including anthocyanins and other compounds (found in berries, tea, and chocolate) could offer protection from type 2 diabetes - according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and King’s College London. Findings published … Continue reading

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Baking blueberries changes their polyphenol content and possibly their health benefits

Blueberries are called a “superfood” for their high polyphenol content, but when served as warm, gooey pie filling or when lending bursts of sweet flavor to a muffin, their “super” health benefits change. Scientists studied how cooking and baking affect … Continue reading

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Red grapes, blueberries may enhance immune function: new study

CORVALLIS, Ore. – In an analysis of 446 compounds for their the ability to boost the innate immune system in humans, researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University discovered just two that stood out from the crowd … Continue reading

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Blueberries, grapes and apples lnked to reduced risk of type 2 diabetes

Eating more whole fruits, particularly blueberries, grapes and apples, is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, with greater fruit juice consumption having an adverse effect, a paper published today on bmj.com suggests. Increasing fruit consumption has been … Continue reading

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