22 Apr Part 2 of the Phyto-8 Series
One of the few fruits which are native to North America, blueberries are rich in vitamin C, phytonutrients known as “anthocyanins” and other antioxidants. Research into blueberries’ relationship to optimal health suggest that they may play roles in diminishing one’s risk for heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and even osteoporosis.
Blueberries have become the darling of the media and health/medical communities for their powerful benefits they provide, and here are several of the latest studies to underscore their benefits:
“Bioactives in Blueberries Improve Insulin Sensitivity in Obese, Insulin-Resistant Men and Women”
“Blueberry fruit polyphenolics suppress oxidative stress-induced skeletal muscle cell damage in vitro”
“Blueberry Supplementation Improves Memory in Older Adults”
I know I promised not to get too geeky with this stuff, but the science on blueberries is so cool I had to share it all with you. Have a great weekend and we’ll look at some more of the awesome superfruits in Bazi next week.