Posts Tagged "blueberries"

Blueberries May Help Fight Obesity, Study Finds

Posted on Apr 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

Published April 11, 2011 Blueberries have been shown to have a positive effect on everything from cardiovascular health to aging, and now it seems that eating these berries could help you slim down as well. Shiwani Moghe, a researcher from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas, looked at whether blueberries and their high polyphenol content could play a role in fighting obesity. In a study of tissue cultures taken from mice, Moghe examined what effect the polyphenols in the berries have in fighting the development of fats cells, and what she found was the highest dose of polyphenols cut...

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Study: Prevent high blood pressure by eating blueberries

Posted on Jan 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

Thursday, January 20, 2011 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer (NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Harvard University have discovered that eating blueberries helps to prevent the development of high blood pressure. According to their report, which will be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating at least one serving of blueberries a week helps reduce the chances of developing high blood pressure by ten percent. Blueberries are rich in anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidant pigments in the flavanoid family known to reduce the overall...

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Scientists: Plums Are Latest Super Fruit, Less Expensive Than Blueberries

Posted on Mar 1, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Friday, January 30, 2009You’ve heard of the so-called “super fruits” – fruits with exceptional nutrients that are high in antioxidants, such as acai berries, pomegranates or blueberries, which can be expensive. Now, scientists are touting the plum as the newest star to hit the line of super fruits, Indo-Asian News Service reported. “They are likely to give the pricier blueberries some stiff competition,” said Luis Cisneros, a food scientist at Texas AgriLife Research. Cisneros, and AgriLife Research plant breeder David Byrne, judged more than 100 varieties...

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