Monday, October 06, 2014

Blueberries




Blueberries are often touted as being a "superfood" - and they do have a fair amount of antioxidants, but there are many foods and herbs higher than they are. 

Still, they are pleasant tasting and easy to throw into cereal or salad.  According to a study presented at the 2009 Experimental Biology conference, a diet rich in blueberries lowers blood cholesterol levels while improving glucose control and insulin sensitivity, lowering the risk of subsequent heart disease and diabetes.  Black currants, black plums, cranberries and elderberries all have a higher total antioxidant content than blueberries.  However, there may be some differences in how the antioxidants behave in the body, so that even though there is not as much TAC in blueberries, they may have more of a beneficial effect than some of the other fruits.  Eat generous helpings!
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