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

Brighten Your Breakfast With a Lighter Blueberry Muffin
TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 -- There's nothing quite like the smell and taste of warm blueberry muffins. But when you buy them from a local bakery or your favorite coffee shop, they can clock in at 500 calories or more. Making your own is well worth the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Not just carrots: Study shows that bog bilberry can protect your eyes against blue light emitted by electronic devices
(Natural News) Blue light is the light emitted from cell phones and other gadgets. It can cause lasting damage to your eyes and may even lead to blindness. To protect the eyes from this harmful light, researchers from Kyung Hee University in South Korea suggest taking bog bilberry (Vaccinium uliginosum). They found that bog bilberry... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Give your heart a break and eat bilberries
(Natural News) Today, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in men and women. Fortunately, there are many ways to protect yourself from this disease. One way is to eat bilberries (Vaccinium Myrtillus) regularly. A recent study published in the journal Nutrition Research reveals that eating bilberries on a regular basis can help lower your risk of developing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why blueberries are heart healthy
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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=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 - May 8, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What do green coffee, blueberries, tomatoes, and strawberries have in common? They all contain the anticancer phenol chlorogenic acid
(Natural News) Coffee is one of the most commonly consumed drinks in the world and it has been shown to have health benefits. Researchers from India evaluated the anticancer properties of chlorogenic acid complex, an active compound in green coffee beans. Their findings appeared in the Food Science and Human Wellness journal. Chlorogenic acid (CGA) is the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Eating a handful of dark-colored berries can help prevent tooth decay
(Natural News) Berries are widely known as one of the best cancer-fighting foods, but did you know that they can also prevent tooth decay? A study published in the European Journal of Oral Sciences suggested that eating a handful of dark-colored berries, such as cranberries and blueberries, provide a protective effect against tooth decay. For... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Forget adding blueberries to your porridge, now scientist say you should fork out for chokeberries
Chokeberries, also known as aronia berries, are high in antioxidants. Polish scientists tested their ability to be heated in porridge in a study and found they are packed with vitamins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Blueberry Bread
Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters Inc. of Spokane, WA is recalling 15 loaves of Blueberry Bread because it may contain undeclared EGG. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 29, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

New tool maps a key food source for grizzly bears: huckleberries
(University of Washington) Researchers have developed a new approach to map huckleberry distribution across Glacier National Park that uses publicly available satellite imagery. Tracking where huckleberry plants live can help biologists predict where grizzly bears will also be found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 26, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sweet potato waffles with blueberry syrup
A hint of spices and a blanket of juicy berries make these waffles a breakfast treat. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surtidoras Bakery Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Marble Muffin, Banana Muffin, and Blueberry Muffin
Surtidoras Bakery Inc. of Auburn, Washington is recalling Marble Muffin, Banana Muffin, and Blueberry Muffin because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

A lawn is better than fertilizer for growing healthy blueberries
(Frontiers) A new study shows that growing grasses alongside blueberry plants corrects signs of iron deficiency, with associated improvements in berry quantity and quality. The effects are comparable to those seen following standard chemical treatment -- providing a simpler, safer, cheaper and more sustainable strategy for blueberry farming on sub-optimal soils. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 12, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Right Way to Cook High-Antioxidant Veggies
WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 -- Foods high in antioxidants -- like kale, broccoli and blueberries -- could be your ticket to better health, as long as you don't cook the nutrition out of them. Some like it hot, but not the delicate pigments that give... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

' Blue' in Blueberries Tied to BP Lowering that Rivals Medication'Blue' in Blueberries Tied to BP Lowering that Rivals Medication
Eating the equivalent of 100 g of blueberries for 4 weeks twice a day is associated with systolic blood pressure lowering that is equal to the effect of BP-lowering medications, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Chernobyl: data wars and disaster politics - Schmid S.
Sonja Schmid extols two studies on the aftermath of the nuclear catastrophe, from medical impacts to radioactive blueberries. In the early hours of 26 April 1986, a problem during a scheduled maintenance test set off an uncontrolled nuclear reaction ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Don't judge a berry by the color of its skin: Conventional production methods may result in firmer, bluer berries but organic methods retain the most nutrients
(Natural News) A study was recently conducted to find out the effect of different production and conservation factors on some properties of blueberries. Among the production factors that were considered in the experiment were cultivar (or a plant variety that has been cultivated via selective breeding, such as duke, bluecrop, and ozark blue) and modes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Blueberries may lower cardiovascular risk by up to 20 percent
New research finds that eating 200 grams of blueberries every day can reduce blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health among healthy individuals. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All
When Tom Shicowich’s toe started feeling numb in 2010, he brushed it off as a temporary ache. At the time, he didn’t have health insurance, so he put off going to the doctor. The toe became infected, and he got so sick that he stayed in bed for two days with what he assumed was the flu. When he finally saw a doctor, the physician immediately sent Shicowich to the emergency room. Several days later, surgeons amputated his toe, and he ended up spending a month in the hospital to recover. Shicowich lost his toe because of complications of Type 2 diabetes as he struggled to keep his blood sugar under control. He wa...
Source: TIME: Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized health Nutrition Source Type: news

Blueberries cuts your risk of heart disease ‘by a FIFTH’ (but you'd have to eat a punnet a day) 
Researchers at Kings College Londo found consuming 200g of blueberries a day for a month improved blood vessel function and lowered blood pressure in healthy people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 'blue' in blueberries can help lower blood pressure
(King's College London) A new study published in the Journal of Gerontology Series A has found that eating 200g of blueberries every day for a month can lead to an improvement in blood vessel function and a decrease in systolic blood pressure in healthy people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Geological curiosity: Mars "blueberries" reveal what ancient Mars may have looked like
(Natural News) The “blueberries” of Mars are not the least bit organic, much less edible. But the small, ferrous spheres strewn across the surface of Mars could tell us about the Red Planet during the time when liquid water flowed across its young face. First discovered by NASA’s Opportunity rover in 2004, the hematite-rich geologic features... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blueberries are bursting with various antioxidants that reduce the risk of dementia
(Natural News) In the U.S., more than five million people suffer from Alzheimer’s, a progressive form of dementia. And as the population ages, this number is expected to rise even more. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, this number could reach up to 15 million by 2050. This disease commonly affects people over the age of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating blueberries and strawberries is a proactive solution for preventing cognitive impairment
(Natural News) In highly vaccinated populations, cognitive impairment begins at an early age. The antigens in vaccines are not benign; they are combined with aluminum cations to stimulate the response of immune cells in the human recipient. As immune-responsive cells uptake the antigen, they simultaneously carry aluminum cations throughout the body and into the brain.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Researchers develop ingestible capsule for insulin delivery
Image Credit: Felice Frankel A team of researchers from MIT developed an ingestible, blueberry-sized capsule that can deliver insulin orally. In animal models, the capsule lowered blood sugar levels and performed comparably with the traditional route of insulin delivery – injections. The capsule features a small needle made of freeze-dried, compressed insulin. The needle is attached to a compressed spring, which is held in place by a sugar disk. Once the capsule reaches the stomach, the sugar disk dissolves and the needle injects into the stomach wall. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Bu...
Source: Mass Device - February 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Featured Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Brigham & Women's Hospital Massachusetts Institute of Technology National Institutes of Health (NIH) Novo Nordisk Source Type: news

Insulin pill might one day make treating diabetes a little less painful
The pill is about the size of a blueberry and it has worked in animals. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Blueberries improve communication between brain cells: Study found children's reaction times were almost 10 percent faster
(Natural News) You may want to encourage your child to eat more blueberries. A new study finds that children who eat blueberries react faster by about 10 percent. The researchers from the University of Reading in England focused on the relationship between blueberries and its effects on the brain. They examined 21 primary school children... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research documents four important benefits of blueberries
(Natural News) Although the term “superfood” is so overused these days that it has almost lost its value, one of the original superfoods continues to remind us how it gained its legendary status and why it is so superior over much of the competition. Recent research has provided us with some new insight into the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New pill can deliver insulin
An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that people with type 2 diabetes have to give themselves every day. About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a small needle made of compressed insulin, which is injected after the capsule reaches the stomach. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Cocoa has profound healing properties, beating even acai and blueberries
(Natural News) Have you ever suddenly felt better after drinking a nice, warm cup of cocoa? That good feeling isn’t all in your head, and it isn’t just because cocoa is delicious. Cocoa powder possesses profound healing qualities that surpass even those of renowned superfruits, such as acai berries, blueberries, cranberries, and pomegranates. It is the main ingredient... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Third of Americans Are Sleep-Deprived. This Technology Could Help Them Rest Easier
Despite the fact that we spend roughly a third of our lives snoozing (or at least trying to), sleep is not well understood by scientists — to say nothing of the estimated 35% of Americans who don’t get enough of it. Part of the problem is how difficult it is to study slumber. Experiments currently require individuals to come into a hospital or laboratory, cover themselves with an army of electrodes and allow a team of doctors to observe their attempts to drift off. “It’s kind of a nightmare,” says Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, director of the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. “They...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence healthytime Life Reinvented Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Lower blood sugar by adding extract of BILBERRIES to diet
TYPE 2 diabetes can lead to a number of health problems if left untreated, including issues with the eyes. This tasty berry may help to lower blood sugar and has also been shown to protect against eye damage in people with diabetes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blueberries can lower the risk of tooth decay as dentists call for the fruit to be used in mouthwash
Eating a handful a day can fight plaque and gum disease bacteria, the Oral Health Foundation said on the back of an Australian university-led study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High levels of CoQ10 can lower your chances of dementia by 77%
(Natural News) Dementia, despite its prevalence, remains largely a mystery to doctors and scientists, who have yet to find a foolproof way to prevent or treat the illness. We’ve all heard that foods like blueberries and those containing omega 3s can reduce your risk to a degree, but one of the more exciting developments in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutrition studies all agree: Blueberries are good for your gut
(Natural News) Many studies have found a strong link between gut health and immunity. Having an ideal balance of good gut bacteria is important for optimal health. This can be achieved with proper eating habits and nutrition. One of the best foods for improving gut bacteria is wild blueberry. Wild blueberries are known for their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The secret to better berries? Wild bees
(University of Vermont) New research shows wild bees are essential for producing larger and better blueberry yields - with plumper, faster-ripening berries.The study is the first to show that wild bees improve not only blueberry quantities, but also size and other quality factors. It finds they produce greater berry size (12 percent), quantity (12 percent), size consistency (11 percent), and earlier harvests -- by two and a half days. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do rumored spirulina benefits stand up to the scrutiny of science? Experts agree with a resounding YES
(Natural News) With so many foods and supplements being hyped these days for their ability to enhance health, it’s natural to have some doubts. They can’t all be as great as claimed, can they? Most of us are willing to concede that familiar foods like blueberries and broccoli are likely as beneficial as scientists say,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recent research confirms the highbush variety of blueberries contains potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
(Natural News) When you think of healthy foods, blueberries may be one of the first to come to mind. There’s no doubt they offer substantial benefits for your health, but studies have shown that one variety in particular stands out on account of its potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The highbush variety is named for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Smoothies Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Smoothies have a health glow about them. They’re often an integral part of cleanses, and they’re ubiquitous at health food stores and health-centric restaurants. And the smoothie trend is still going strong. Workout studios serve them up post-class, dietitians preach their powers and fit celebrities tout their nutritional prowess. But are smoothies healthy? Here’s what you should know about the drink, whether you’re picking one up or making your own. How to make healthy smoothies You can put nearly anything into a smoothie. But most consist of liquid (like water, non-dairy milk or kefir), fruits, ve...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Blueberries prevent chronic disease by reducing inflammation in your body
(Natural News) So many foods claim to be superfoods these days that the distinction doesn’t carry as much weight as it once did. While these foods are hardly bad for you, some of the recent entries aren’t quite as remarkable as their predecessors. However, one of the original superfoods, the blueberry, continues to prove it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking a cup of tea or eating a handful of berries a day may protect against heart disease
A study of nearly 53,000 people over 23 years by the University of Western Australia found that tea and blueberries are rich in antioxidants that are thought to be anti-inflammatory. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blueberries contain a specific substance that can prolong your life
(Natural News) The fabled Fountain of Youth might not exist, but a compound in blueberries can have a surprisingly significant anti-aging effect, making them the perfect fruit to consume for longevity. You might have already heard about the anthocyanins in blueberries that give them their blue color and their impressive antioxidant benefits, but the compound... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blueberry juice concentrate found to "supercharge" aging brains
(Natural News) Drinking concentrated blueberry juice prevents cognitive decline among the elderly, according to a study. Older adults showed a significant improvement in cognitive function and blood flow to the brain after drinking the blueberry beverage for a period of 12 weeks. Evidence shows that the juice can even improve working memory. These findings were... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want a younger brain? A polyphenol-rich extract of grape and blueberry found to reduce cognitive decline
(Natural News) Polyphenol extracts from grapes and blueberry help reduce cognitive decline, according to a study published in The Journals of Gerontology; Biological and Medical Sciences. In the study, French and Canadian researchers examined the effects of the consumption of polyphenol grape and blueberry extract on memory. The researchers conducted an earlier study in a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watch out for this new superfood: Haskap berries contain up to 13x more anthocyanins than blueberries
(Natural News) When you think of superfoods, blueberries are usually one of the first foods to come to mind. Widely revered for the protective power of the anthocyanins that lend these plump berries their attractive purple shade, they’re unquestionably among the most nutrient-packed fruits you can consume. However, there’s a relatively new player on the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pomegranate extracts found to fight cancer at EVERY turn
(Natural News) It’s often said that natural foods with the deepest and most vibrant colors are the most nutritious, and it’s easy to think of good examples. From the emerald green leaves of spinach to the cheerful tone of yellow peppers and deep purple of blueberries, the rule serves us well in identifying superfoods. However,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

(S)pot Check on Alternative Treatments for Glaucoma (S)pot Check on Alternative Treatments for Glaucoma
Does marijuana, gingko biloba, or bilberry effectively manage symptoms of glaucoma?Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Scientists discover that fermenting blueberries can restore cognitive function, improve memory for people with amnesia
(Natural News) Blueberry vinegar may help boost memory and restore the cognitive function of people with dementia, according to researchers from Konkuk University. In their study, which appeared in Science Daily, the team examined whether vinegar made from blueberries, which are rich with different active compounds, might help improve cognitive function and stop cognitive deterioration. As part of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat more blueberries to protect yourself from bacterial infections
(Natural News) Eat more blueberries not only because they are delicious, but also because they can protect you from bacterial infections. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) can potentially be used as natural therapeutic agents for treating infections. Researchers at Université Laval in Canada... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using the highbush blueberry to treat bacterial infections
(Natural News) Researchers at Université Laval in Canada looked at the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) proanthocyanidins. In their study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it was revealed that highbush blueberry proanthocyanidins can be used as an agent for treating bacterial infections. For the study,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news