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Eat blueberries to live a longer life

7/11/2015 - Sometimes foods that are healthy don't always appeal to a large number of people. Blueberries are an exception, however - they are both delicious and nutritious. Blueberries are truly one of the great superfoods for so many reasons. Although they can satisfy a sweet tooth, they are low in sugar and...

A tasty way to help prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer, and dementia

3/14/2015 - Up until a few decades ago, blueberries didn't have the superfood status they rightfully claim now. As a matter of fact, they were considered lacking in nutrition. Since then, serious testing and analysis have proven blueberries are truly tasty, medicinal foods. Blueberries are native to North America....

One cup of blueberries per day helps relieve high blood pressure and hardened arteries

1/9/2015 3:06:09 PM - With ancient ties to North America, its no wonder that blueberries are one of America's favorite foods. Called "star berries" by the Native Americans for their five-point star shape, blueberries were an abundant resource, acting as a food and a medicine. The berries were dried to create a type of jerky...

Eating blueberries can help improve night vision

11/24/2014 11:59:53 AM - The health benefits of blueberries are seemingly endless, and among these are improved eyesight, particularly at night. Multiple studies out of Europe and Israel confirm that eating blueberries regularly may help improve night vision, while another study out of Japan says blueberries can help reduce...

Most people prefer blueberries' flavor over their health benefits, according to study

8/22/2014 - Despite a recent study showing that most people prefer eating blueberries more for their delicious taste than for their health benefits, the fact remains that, regardless of the reason behind the consumption, they're a fruit well worth enjoying. (1) In the study, conducted by researchers at the University...

Freezing blueberries increases availability of antioxidants - here are 8 ways this superfood benefits health

7/23/2014 12:46:35 PM - Just when you thought that the health benefits of blueberries couldn't be any more plentiful, new research has found that freezing the superfood actually increases the berry's nutritional content. Graduate student Marin Plumb, a food science major at South Dakota State University, found that frozen...

Blueberries: superfood for the heart

5/1/2014 - Blueberries are well known as being one of the superfoods prized by health experts. While it is important to remember that eating a well balanced diet is the key to good health, there are a number of foods that have been shown to have particularly promising health benefits. It is often that these superfoods...

Blueberries not only taste great but dramatically lower the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes

11/10/2013 - New cases of diabetes continue to increase at an exponential rate, as the list of biomarkers collectively known as metabolic syndrome (MetS risk factors include obesity, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol and elevated blood pressure and blood glucose) are known to triple the risk of developing...

Cooking blueberries decreases their polyphenol content

11/5/2013 3:53:51 PM - Polyphenols, the plant compounds that exhibit various cell-protective, antioxidant properties, can be found throughout nature, including in foods such as honey, broccoli and blueberries, to name a few. Polyphenols comprise over 4,000 distinct species and can have a positive impact on cell-to-cell...

Flavonoids from red grapes and blueberries synergistically boost immune response

9/26/2013 - For the past decade, nutrition scientists have known that certain whole foods that are consumed in their natural and unprocessed forms promote vibrant health by stimulating the innate immune response system, while virtually all refined foods and hydrogenated fats promote disease. Extensive research...

Boost your memory naturally with these nutrient-packed foods

7/13/2013 - Welcome to the "People's Farmacy." No prescription needed. More proof that food is medicine. Do you want to maintain or increase your mind power despite aging? Here are a few proven brain boosting nutrient dense fruits that may surprise you. An apple a day is actually a good ideaAn apple a day...

100% organic, non-GMO, non-China, Freeze-Dried fruits and vegetables now available from Natural News Store

3/7/2013 - Two years ago, I was trying to purchase a long-term storable freeze-dried, non-GMO, certified organic corn and I was shocked to realize there isn't any sold at retail! As you probably already know, freeze-drying is the No. 1 best method for preserving foods. It pulls the water out but leaves the...

Strawberries and blueberries reduce heart attacks in younger women

1/18/2013 3:05:26 PM - Younger women who eat more strawberries and blueberries may reduce their heart attack risk by one-third, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, and published in the journal Circulation. "Blueberries and...

Flavonoids from strawberries and blueberries cut heart attack risk in women by one-third

1/18/2013 - Thousands of research studies over the past decade have heralded the critical importance of eating a diet filled with flavonoids from a variety of brightly colored vegetables and fruits to help prevent and even treat many chronic illnesses. Most plants and fruits rely on flavonoid compounds for protection...

Flavonoids from blueberries and other fruits dramatically lower risk of diabetes

5/2/2012 - Nearly one in ten people in the US have been diagnosed with diabetes and one in three are pre-diabetic, a strong indicator they will progress to full-blown diabetes in the near future without dietary intervention. Experts indicate that by the year 2050, one half of all American adults will fall into...

Blueberry superpower

4/5/2012 - Foods that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered Superfoods. These foods are typically loaded with a combination of critical fatty acids, anti-oxidant phytonutrients and essential amino acids. Blueberries contain an extraordinary amount...

Law firm investigation under way into faked blueberries in name-brand cereals and breads

5/25/2011 - The law firm of Finkenstein Thompson LLP, with offices in San Francisco and Washington D.C., has launched an investigation into the issue of "faked" blueberries being used in cereals and bread products. As reported here on NaturalNews and revealed by the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (www.ConsumerWellness.org),...

Nutrients in blueberries may hold the key to fat cell formation and natural weight loss

4/30/2011 - Multiple nutritional studies have demonstrated that blueberries exert a powerful cardio-protective effect due to the high concentration of polyphenols found in the berry. Researchers from the Texas Woman`s University examined the role this amazing fruit plays in the initial development of fat cells...

Polyphenols in blueberries inhibit the formation of fat cells

4/29/2011 - Blueberries provide protection against a host of ailments from aging to metabolic syndrome. The latest research has shown blueberry polyphenols actually inhibit fat cell formation and increase lipolysis. A graduate student from Texas Woman`s University conducted a study to identify whether polyphenols...

General Mills imitation blueberries story keeps spreading; Total cereal exposed as deceptive

2/5/2011 - It's the story that just keeps going viral. We broke it here on NaturalNews with the release of The Blueberry Deception, a mini documentary that exposed the truth about many name-brand food products that fake their blueberries. You can watch it here: http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=7EC06D27B1A945BE85E7DA8483025962 It's...

Fox News covers fake blueberries story uncovered by Health Ranger

1/27/2011 - Last week we released a stunning new Food Investigations video (www.FoodInvestigations.com) showing that many of the blueberries used in popular cereals, muffins, bagels and other foods are faked. Instead of using real blueberries, companies like General Mills use artificial colors, hydrogenated oils...

U.S. food companies caught faking blueberries with artificial colors and liquid sugars, reveals Health Ranger investigation

1/19/2011 - A Food Investigations mini-documentary released today exposes the "blueberry deception" in name-brand cereals, bagels, breads and bars. As revealed in the investigative video (www.FoodInvestigations.com), big-name food companies that offer blueberry cereals, muffins, pastries and bars have been caught...

Total Blueberry Pomegranate cereal from General Mills contains no blueberries and no pomegranates

1/19/2011 - A cereal offered by General Mills called "Total Blueberry Pomegranate" cereal has been characterized as a "total fraud" by investigative journalist Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, as part of a non-profit Food Investigations documentary being shown at www.FoodInvestigations.com Volunteering his research...

Blueberries and grape seed extract shown to rejuvenate the aging brain

1/6/2011 - Cognitive decline is unnatural. Millions of aging adults consider an impaired capacity to think, reason and form new memories as the inevitable course of declining health. By accepting brain aging as normal, we condemn our senior years and live in constant fear of whether we will remember our family...

Blueberries halt hardening of the arteries

10/20/2010 - Atherosclerosis is a disease marked by plaque in the arteries. Made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood, plaque hardens overtime not unlike concrete -- and that narrows arteries and limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. The result can be potentially...

Find Cancer Prevention with the Power of Blueberries

5/25/2010 - Not only do blueberries have the highest antioxidant capacity of any fruit, but they have also been proven to help with a number of diseases and conditions. Highly purified proanthocyanidin found in blueberry leaves has been found to inhibit Hepatitis C, and blueberries have been used for centuries...

Blueberries Improve Memory, Slow Aging and Much More

2/18/2010 - Blueberries are one of the richest sources of antioxidants, the natural substances that fight damage caused by free radicals. In addition to helping prevent memory loss, these versatile and delicious berries have been shown to be effective in fighting chronic degenerative diseases, including cardiovascular...

Don't forget to eat blueberries: Scientists find they help memory

2/12/2010 - Although several studies involving laboratory animals have provided tantalizing clues that eating blueberries improves memory, could the delicious fruit actually help people retain their mental sharpness as they age? The good new appears to be "yes". In fact, blueberries might even boost brain power....

Blueberries May Take Care of Your Belly Fat

5/15/2009 - Blueberries are not only delicious, but also very high in fiber and nutrients. They have been proven to lower blood pressure, protect against oxidative stress and now a recent study shows that blueberries might help you lose that hard to get rid of abdominal fat. A new study published in Experimental...

Miracle Cure for Gout and Arthritis Pain? Six Cherries a Day

4/21/2009 - I bet the big drug companies wish they had invented cherries -- they've proven to be the most powerful medicine in the world for eliminating gout and reducing the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Cherries are such powerful medicine for gout and arthritis, in fact, the FDA went out of its way to try...

Blueberries Lower High Cholesterol and Boost Cardiovascular Health

3/17/2009 - How good are blueberries at lowering high cholesterol and protecting cardiovascular health? This article compiles a collection of quotes and statements about blueberries from doctors, authors and health experts. Learn about anthocyanosides and the natural medicine found in blueberries and other types...

Milk Destroys Antioxidant Benefits in Blueberries

2/3/2009 - Not much is better than a bowl of fresh blueberries. Bursting with flavor and sweetness, low in calories, and packed with nutrients and antioxidants, these tiny fruits are anti-aging superstars. There is however one word of caution. Blueberries lose their power when eaten with milk. Blueberries have...

Study Shows Blueberries Lower Cholesterol in Pigs

10/31/2008 - Pigs experienced a significant reduction in cholesterol when fed a diet containing an amount of blueberries equivalent to only two cups in humans, in a study that researchers hope may be relevant to human health. The study was conducted by researchers from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Charlottetown...

Scientists Find Blueberries Reverse Age Related Memory Deficits

4/17/2008 - Phytochemical-rich foods, such as blueberries, are not only healthy food choices, they may actually be able to reverse age-related memory problems. That's the conclusion of a study by a research team from the University of Reading and the Peninsula Medical School in England. The researchers (from...

Blueberries control high cholesterol and prevent colon cancer

3/12/2008 - Two recent studies conducted on animals suggest that eating blueberries may contribute to healthier cholesterol levels and help stave off colon cancer. In the first study, conducted by researchers from the Natural Products Utilization Research Unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural...

Eating blueberries slashes colon cancer risk by 57 percent, animal study finds

7/26/2007 - A compound found in blueberries shows promise of preventing colon cancer, according to a new study. Scientists at Rutgers University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted a joint study on animals, and found that the compound -- called pterostilbene -- lessened pre-cancerous lesions and inhibited...

Healing foods beat statin drugs for lowering high cholesterol

6/7/2005 - A recent study published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" shows that eating certain foods can lower your cholesterol levels just as well as taking statin drugs. This is the second study we've seen revealing that certain foods are as effective, or even more effective, than prescription...

An overview of new health products, plant technology, superfoods and natural health research breakthroughs

5/22/2005 - In this article, we'll take a closer look at some of the more interesting products and issues we're uncovering these days. There’s a product that I highly recommend for those that want a nutritious food bar made with real food, and not a bunch of processed or manufactured ingredients. It's called LaraBar,...

New research shows blueberries lower LDL cholesterol better than statin drugs

12/19/2004 - New research reveals the exciting fact that blueberries provide an effective way to lower cholesterol without the dangers of statin drugs. In fact, the research shows that a compound in blueberries acts just as effectively as statin drugs to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol or LDL cholesterol in...

Blueberries, cranberries, strawberries all contain powerful phytochemicals that fight cancer, heart disease, high cholesterol and more

7/26/2004 - Here's more good news on how nature can help you prevent and reverse chronic disease. Berries such as blueberries, cranberries, strawberries and raspberries are rich in disease-fighting phytochemicals that prevent and even reverse serious diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stomach ulcers...

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