Berry Healthy!

From: Ian Goddard (
Date: Fri Jul 14 2000 - 00:54:14 MDT

While it's wise to be skeptical of sources
of information on a product that also sell
that product, the following webpage of the
North American Blueberry Council (NCBC)
does a respectable job of presenting
published research on blueberrys:

You may be familiar with the recent
study showing that blueberrys reversed
major features of aging in mice:
"Results showed that the group fed blueberries
(the food found to have the highest ORAC [ability
to quench free radicals]) demonstrated the greatest
reduction of age-effects on all parameters..."
AP: "Blueberry may hold fountain of youth"

Here's the reference cite and URL to the abstract:

"Reversals of age-related declines in neuronal signal
transduction, cognitive, and motor behavioral deficits
with blueberry, spinach, or strawberry dietary supplementation."
Journal of Neuroscience, 1999 Sep 15;19(18):8114-21.

Apparently you only have to eat 1/2 cup of blueberries
per day to eat as much as the mice were given. Easy!
Many studies find blueberrys to have exceptionally
high antioxidant capacity, such as the study that
measured this:

A good way to get a lot of blueberry is to get
blueberry juice at a health-food store. Look for a
very thick juice. I'm not sure to what extent juice
pasteurization may impair the antioxidants, if at all,
so it would be wise to eat them fresh too... easy enough!



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