Milk protein could help boost blueberries' healthfulness
(American Chemical Society) Pairing blueberry pie with a scoop of ice cream is a nice summer treat. Aside from being tasty, this combination might also help people take up more of the 'superfruit's' nutrients, such as anthocyanins. Researchers reporting in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry show thatα-casein, a protein found in cow's milk, helped rats absorb more blueberry anthocyanins and their byproducts, boosting accessibility to these good-for-you nutrients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sunday with Tim Peake: ‘I’m a dreadful chef, but I can do a roast’
The astronaut reveals why he likes nothing more than a nice and relaxed down-to-earth day with the kidsWhat time do you get up? Whatever time my youngest comes bouncing into the room. He ’s nine and has an uncanny ability to sleep in on school days and wake up early on weekends.What ’s for breakfast? We ’ll make pancakes with blueberries and raspberries. We’ve got a little pancake maker – it’s fun and our two boys like getting involved.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Samantha Rea Tags: Sunday with … Tim Peake Science Space Life and style Source Type: news

' Ice' Flavored e-Cigarettes Tied to Nicotine Dependence Among Young Adults'Ice' Flavored e-Cigarettes Tied to Nicotine Dependence Among Young Adults
Young adults who use e-cigarettes with fruity'cooling'flavors like blueberry-ice and melon-ice may be at higher risk of nicotine dependence than vapers who favor other flavor types, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Bees interrupted
(Michigan State University) During a 15-year study of wild bees visiting blueberry fields during their blooming season, researchers caught an unexpected glimpse of how extreme weather events can impact bee populations highlighting the need for more long-term studies, says a Michigan State University researcher. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 19, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New study reveals Down East wild blueberry fields warming faster than Maine as a whole
(University of Maine) Wild blueberry fields in Down East Maine are warming faster than the state as a whole, according to a new University of Maine study on the effects of climate change on the barrens over the past 40 years. The difference in rising temperature rates suggests the need to develop specific wild blueberry management strategies, such as irrigation and fertilizer use, to mitigate the effects of climate change on Down East fields, rather than using tactics devised from statewide climate patterns. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 26, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Here's another reason to love blueberries: They protect against inflammation
(Natural News) Blueberries are among the most well-known and best-loved superfoods on the planet. Aside from being a delicious and versatile food ingredient, blueberries also provide plenty of essential nutrients and disease-fighting phytonutrients. For instance, research suggests that blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all plant-based foods. Antioxidants help reduce oxidative stress, a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Blueberries may reduce age-related diseases to boost longevity
HOW TO live longer: There are certain foods which have been dubbed "superfoods" due to their impressive benefits - helping reduce age-related diseases and improving cognition. When thinking of these superfoods, blueberries often spring to mind, and with their impressive study results on improving the ageing process, blueberries should become a staple in everyone's daily diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Huckleberry Finn's conscience: reckoning with the evasion - Clarke S.
Huck Finn's struggles with his conscience, as depicted in Mark Twain's famous novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (AHF) (1884), have been much discussed by philosophers; and various philosophical lessons have been extracted from Twain's depiction of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Plant droplets serve as nutrient-rich food for insects
(Rutgers University) Small watery droplets on the edges of blueberry bush leaves are loaded with nutrients for many insects, including bees, wasps and flies, according to a Rutgers-led study, the first of its kind. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, suggests that these droplets are an important but underexplored feature in plants, with profound implications for insects in agricultural and natural ecosystems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Berry good news -- new compound from blueberries could treat inflammatory disorders
(Tokyo University of Science) Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), caused by chronic inflammation in the digestive tract linings, can be debilitating and life threatening. Therapeutic options include suppression of immune response, but treatments leading to complete cure of IBD are still not available. Recently, a team of researchers of Tokyo University of Science has discovered a polyphenolic compound derived from blueberry that shows remarkable immunosuppressive effects and can be useful in treating IBD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Guardian view on African success: a step closer to conquering polio | Editorial
We are tantalisingly close to eradicating the disease. Things may slip backwards because of science, thugs and exponents of ignorancePolio arrives, if it announces itself at all, as a high temperature. Or a sore throat. Maybe a headache, or an upset stomach. It can go within a week or so, and be mistaken for flu. It is transmitted by poor hygiene, largely affects children under five, and many don ’t realise they’ve had it. In 5-10% of cases, however, the virus affects the nerves, paralysing the legs in particular; sometimes it reaches the lungs. For most, this is temporary. For others –30 years ago, this ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Polio Vaccines and immunisation Children Pakistan Afghanistan Hepatitis B Taliban Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Health Medical research Science South and Central Asia Society Source Type: news

Consumption of a blueberry enriched diet by women for six weeks alters determinants of human muscle progenitor cell function
(PadillaCRT) A new research study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, investigated how serum from subjects consuming a diet enriched with blueberries would affect the cells responsible for muscle growth and repair. The emerging study, " Consumption of a blueberry enriched diet by women for six weeks alters determinants of human muscle progenitor cell function, " was conducted at Cornell University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Decline of bees, other pollinators threatens US crop yields
(Rutgers University) Crop yields for apples, cherries and blueberries across the United States are being reduced by a lack of pollinators, according to Rutgers-led research, the most comprehensive study of its kind to date. Most of the world's crops depend on honeybees and wild bees for pollination, so declines in both managed and wild bee populations raise concerns about food security, notes the study in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 28, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

7 easy summer recipes that celebrate farm-fresh fruits and vegetables
Ahhh, summer! As the season approaches, I look forward to getting my fill of local succulent strawberries and blueberries, tender asparagus, tasty tomatoes, juicy peaches and watermelon and sweet summer corn. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antioxidant-rich powders from blueberry, persimmon waste could be good for gut microbiota
(American Chemical Society) Feeding the world's growing population in a sustainable way is no easy task. That's why scientists are exploring options for transforming fruit and vegetable byproducts -- such as peels or pulp discarded during processing -- into nutritious food ingredients and supplements. Now, researchers reporting in ACS'Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have shown that blueberry and persimmon waste can be made into antioxidant-rich powders that might have beneficial effects on gut microbiota. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How You Get Your Berries: Migrant Workers Who Fear Virus, but Toil On
Many laborers in New Jersey follow the ripening of crops up the East Coast. Each influx of new workers brings the risk of a fresh outbreak. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 5, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Tully Tags: Agriculture and Farming Migrant Labor (Agriculture) Shortages States (US) Fruit Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Blueberries Food Agriculture Department New Jersey Workplace Hazards and Violations Source Type: news

When Your Child Is Struggling with an Eating Disorder
In the Spring of 2018 my daughter began to want to “eat healthy.” There is nothing wrong with eating healthy, I thought. After all, I am a certified health coach and am a huge advocate of eating healthy. My daughter began reading food labels on some things and I thought, I’ll keep an eye on that. This went on for a few months with no other signs of anything unusual. Until, one day we were riding in the van with my daughter and her two  younger siblings and the two littles asked if we could grab some lunch. I happened to look in the rearview mirror at the same time. My daughter had a look of fear com...
Source: Psych Central - June 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ariel Selwyn Tags: Anorexia Bulimia Eating Disorders Parenting Personal Stories Adolescence Body Image Self Harm Self Injury Teenager Source Type: news

Anorexia in Limbo
When I was sixteen years old, I met every requirement in the DSM-IV criteria for Anorexia Nervosa. My Body Mass Index (BMI) hovered just below 17.5, I was obsessed with counting calories and becoming skinnier, I was terrified of gaining even a single pound of weight, and I lost my period for longer than three consecutive cycles. My iron and ferritin levels fell below normal and I was tired all of the time. Before long, I was avoiding eating with my friends and family, and I had given up my favorite sports because I was too weak to run the warm-ups. I was never diagnosed with an eating disorder, however; I refused help beca...
Source: Psych Central - June 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anna Beloborodova Tags: Anorexia Bulimia Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Body Image Source Type: news

The Foods That May Lower Dementia Risk
Blueberries, strawberries and red wine were among the foods tied to a lower risk of dementia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Fruit Alzheimer ' s Disease Dementia Diet and Nutrition Vegetables Source Type: news

Why U.S. farmers are "gonna be in trouble" during pandemic
Blueberries, squash, cucumbers and more crops may not get picked this year, farmers worry. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studies look into the benefits of blueberries for heart disease, diabetes prevention
(Natural News) Blueberries are a well-known superfood, and it looks like their health benefits know no bounds.  Researchers at the University of East Anglia in the U.K. have learned new insights into how blueberries can affect certain health markers associated with diabetes and heart disease. This is on top of another study from Laval University in Canada that has linked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Travelers Around the World Are Dealing With ‘Voluntary’ Home Quarantines, To Help Slow Potential Coronavirus Spread
On his return from China last week, Dr. Ian Lipkin quarantined himself in his basement. His wife now puts his food on the stairs. He’s run out of things to watch on Netflix. At odd hours, he walks in New York’s Central Park, keeping 10 feet away from others. Lipkin is among hundreds of people in the U.S. and thousands around the world who, although not sick, are living in semi-voluntary quarantine at home. With attention focused on quarantined cruise ships and evacuees housed on U.S. military bases, those in their own homes have largely escaped notice. They, too, experts say, play a crucial role in slowing th...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARLA K. JOHNSON / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 New York onetime Source Type: news

University Of Maine Study Shows Wild Blueberries May Help Wounds Close Faster
ORONO, Maine (CBS Local) — New research by the University of Maine shows that wild blueberries may have wound-healing properties. The research shows phenolic acids extracted from wild blueberries significantly promote cell migration and the speed of wound closure. Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, a professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Maine, is working to use these compounds to create a biomedical product prototype like a topical cream that can be applied to wounds, CBS affiliate WABI reported. Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, UMaine professor of clinical nutrition, discovered wild blueberries have properties that promote...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Syndicated CBSN Boston Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Research team traces evolution of the domesticated tomato
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) In a new paper, a team of evolutionary biologists and geneticists led by senior author associate professor Ana Caicedo, with first author Hamid Razifard at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and others, report that they have identified missing links in the tomato's evolution from a wild blueberry-sized fruit in South America to the larger modern tomato of today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 7, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The top 10 most important SUPERFOOD stories of 2019
(Natural News) We are constantly learning more about the healing power of food, and 2019 was no exception. Here’s a look back at 10 of the most important superfood-related stories of the year. Blueberries improve communication between brain cells: Study found children’s reaction times were almost 10 percent faster Do you ever wish your brain... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists investigate resveratrol's anti-hypertension properties
(Natural News) Your cardiovascular system will appreciate all of the blueberries, peanuts, red grapes, and red wine in your diet. The foods contain resveratrol, a natural compound that helps normalize blood pressure. Studies have already uncovered many other health benefits of resveratrol. It protects nerve cells against the aging process and may reduce the risk... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers identify novel biomarkers to accurately measure dietary intake of key bioactives
(CNC Communications) Recent studies published in Nature Scientific Reports:Identify new biomarkers for measuring the intake of flavanols and procyanidins, key bioactives in apples, blueberries, grapes, pears and cocoa. Validate -- based on rigorously established criteria - the utility of these new biomarkers. Provide researchers with a path forward to accurately assess bioactive nutrient intake in large populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

These 5 nutritious foods can help fight inflammation
(Natural News) Superfoods offer many health benefits, from strengthening your immunity to boosting your nutrient intake. Eating certain foods, like blueberries and cherry tomatoes, can also help prevent inflammation. The role of inflammation in your health When your body is exposed to anything foreign, like chemicals, microbes or plant pollen, your immune system is activated. This usually... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Health benefits of acai berry that make it a real superfood
(Natural News) While they may look like a cross between blueberries and grapes, acai berries are technically not berries — they’re drupes. Drupes are fruits that have a central pit rather than a bunch of tiny seeds surrounded by fruit flesh. Other fruits under this classification include cherries, apricots, olives, peaches, and plums. Acai berries... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 11/16/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 11/16/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Ericka Tung, a Mayo Clinic internist and geriatrician, discusses safety for older adults, both on the road and in their homes. Also on the podcast, you'll learn about Mayo Clinic Connect, an online patient community. Colleen Young, community director, and Rosemary Huckleberry, a volunteer mentor for Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Incredible study reveals polyphenols in blueberries INCREASE physical activity and REDUCE body weight gain in animal subjects
(Natural News) Blueberries are nutritious, indigo-colored berries that are often labeled as a superfood. This is because of their high antioxidant content, which allows them to provide a variety of health benefits, which include regulating blood pressure and improving brain health. In a recent study, researchers found that certain compounds in blueberries can help increase physical activity and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New tool facilitates genetic mapping of polyploid plants
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Available online for free, polyploid mapping system developed in Brazil helps breeders of sugarcane, kiwi, blueberry, sweet potato and forages, among other crops. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 8, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Want To Live Longer? Study Suggests You Should Ditch Soda
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet and sugary beverages and health risks, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage, obesity or another hidden health issue. “The cause behind these associations isn’t clear,” said Bergquist. “Other potential biological causes could be attributed to experimental evidence linking consumption of artificial sweeteners to sugar cravings, appetite stimulation ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Soda Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Blueberry benefits
Blueberries might be the best example of how good things come in small packages. "Beyond their tangy sweetness, blueberries offer a wealth of health benefits," says Anya Guy, a Mayo Clinic dietitian. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/5tOVmMb6P08 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:00) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Country diary: a dowdy female with the vapours gets male moths a-flutter
Langstone, Hampshire: Potential mates can detect the emergence of an adult vapourer moth from miles awayIt was impossible to miss therusty tussock moth (Orgyia antiqua) caterpillar foraging on my raspberry bush. Its body was dotted with orangey-red pinacula, wart-like growths sprouting clusters of pale lemon hairs. It had two bristly black antler-like protrusions at the front of its head, and a tail-like projection from its rear. Along its back four sulphur-yellow dorsal tufts stood proud, like the bristles of an interdental toothbrush. Measuring it at 25mm in length, I could tell it was a female, as males reach a maximum ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 2, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Claire Stares Tags: Insects Wildlife Gardens Environment Animals Biology Science Source Type: news

Add blueberries to your diet to maintain healthy blood pressure levels
(Natural News) Blueberries are sweet and nutrient-rich superfoods that are low in calories. New research suggests that consuming blueberries regularly can also help lower your blood pressure levels. The study was published in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A and conducted by researchers from King’s College London. Blueberries and blood vessel function The researchers used metabolomic and nutrigenomic techniques and found... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blueberries found to reduce CVD risk by up to 20 percent
(Natural News) Looking for ways to keep your heart healthy? Consider eating more blueberries. A study published in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A suggested that blueberries contain phytochemicals that significantly improve cardiovascular health. These phytochemicals are known as anthocyanins, which give blueberries (and other red, blue, and purple-colored foods) their color. For the first... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue is good for the blood: Study finds eating blueberries improves blood vessel function
(Natural News) There’s nothing better than a freshly picked, organic blueberry. These delectable little berries are quite versatile and can be eaten on their own or used in a variety of dishes, from sweet baked goods to savory dinners. But blueberries have more to offer than their sweet flavor; this humble fruit is a nutrient... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bees required to create an excellent blueberry crop
(US Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service) Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest requires helpful pollinators -- particularly native southeastern blueberry bees -- although growers can bring in managed honey bees to do the job, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.This is especially true for commercial rabbiteye blueberry producers in Mississippi and Louisiana. With sufficient pollinators, they have been able to increase the percentage of flowers setting fruit from 10-30% to 70% or more. A mature rabbiteye blueberry bush can produce as much as 15 pounds of berries. (Sou...
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Blueberries May Promote Heart Health
Researchers estimate that eating a cup of blueberries a day reduced the risk of any cardiovascular event by 13 percent. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Blueberries Heart Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can blueberries protect heart health?
A recent study that investigated the impact of blueberries on cardiovascular health concludes that we should all be eating 1 cup of blueberries each day. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Eating Blueberries Daily May Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease, Even If Risk Is Already High, Study Finds
Blueberries already have a science-based reputation for serving up health benefits, and now new research suggests that even people already at high risk of developing heart disease may benefit from eating a cup a day (with a couple of caveats). (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

A cup of blueberries a day to keep the doctor away!
University of East Anglia scientists tested the effects of eating blueberries every day on 138 overweight and obese adults. The study was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating blueberries every day improves heart health
(University of East Anglia) Eating a cup of blueberries a day reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease -- according to a new study. Eating 150g of blueberries daily reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 15 per cent.The research team say that blueberries and other berries should be included in dietary strategies to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease -- particularly among at risk groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 30, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Yerba santa, a medicinal herb native to California, reduces swelling in the brain and could successfully treat Alzheimer's
(Natural News) Alzheimer’s disease is so frightening because we know so little about it and have yet to find an effective cure. This makes it hard to prevent – although herbs like turmeric and the antioxidants in blueberries show promise – and even harder to accept when you or a loved one are diagnosed with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blueberry supplementation mitigates altered brain plasticity and behaviour after traumatic brain injury in rats - Krishna G, Ying Z, Gomez-Pinilla F.
SCOPE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) compromises neuronal function required for hippocampal synaptic plasticity and cognitive function. Despite the high consumption of blueberries, information about its effects on brain plasticity and function under conditi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Wild bees are ESSENTIAL for producing larger and better blueberries
(Natural News) Pollinators are crucial to food production around the globe. In the U.S. alone, at least a third of all agricultural output hinges on pollinators. According to a fascinating study, having pollinators like wild bees is crucial to the production of larger blueberries. The study was published in the journal Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment and conducted by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antioxidant-rich belimbing dayak, a Malaysian fruit, can help lower bad cholesterol
(Natural News) Antioxidants are all the rage these days, and for most people, it means lining up to buy blueberries and strawberries – even in areas where they can be expensive. Fortunately, penny-pinchers who would still like to have more antioxidant-rich foods don’t need to look any further than their local produce. A recent study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ceylon ironwood is widely known for its durable wood – but what about its antioxidant-rich fruit?
(Natural News) Fruits have long been known to contain antioxidants, which is why they are indispensable parts of a healthy diet. In case you need a refresher, antioxidants are naturally occurring chemicals that get rid of free radicals, which are harmful to our cells. Some of the fruits known to be packed with antioxidants are grapes, strawberries, blueberries,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not All Sugars Are Created Equal
TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 -- When it comes to sugars in food, you're far better off having a bowl of blueberries than a granola bar, a nutritionist says. Added sugars just aren't the same as natural sugars, noted Kara Shifler Bowers, a registered... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news