In a recent study blueberries were found to be great for our bones due to the polyphenols in the berry, the pigment that gives the berries their blue color. We have known about the positive health benefits of blueberries for a long time but this study will show how it affects our bones.
But now new research by the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Centre has revealed that blueberries are even better for you than we already knew! In addition to being a powerful antioxidant, it is now believed that the berries also contain compounds that help with building strong, healthy bones .
Since the study was only carried out on rats, it contained 10% freeze dried blueberries put into a ration for the rats' food. At the end of the study the rats that received the blueberry powder had significant increases in bone mineral density and those who received a placebo didn't have any bone benefits. The researchers also found that the osteoblast's exposed to blueberr...
It is important to eat nutrient-rich foods for good health. This is especially important if you are following a calorie-restricted diet. You'll need to get the maximum nutrients from your food given that you are eating less of it, in order to achieve and maintain good health.
Low on the glycemic index and just 85 calories per cup, blueberries are one of the very best fruits for dieters to eat. Blueberries are full of flavor and packed with fiber, phytonutrients, favonoids, vit. C, and manganese.
Be sure to choose organic wild blueberry varieties fresh in season or frozen. Conventionally-grown domestic blueberries are on the "Dirty Dozen" list , meaning that they test positive for at least 47 different chemicals.
Here's the skinny on the amazing health benefits of blueberries (infographic):
Courtesy of: U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council
Fat is bad, right? I'm not talking about the fats we eat
here. I mean the fat on your body. The less fat, the healthier you are.
Everyone knows that.
But maybe everyone is wrong.
New research in the laboratory of C. Ronald Kahn at the Joslin Diabetes
Center suggests that some fat, namely subcutaneous fat, may actually be healthy
and may protect people from getting metabolic diseases like diabetes .
There are two basic classes of fat in the body: brown fat
and white fat. Brown fat seems to serve as a heat source, and this is an
important function in many animals. For example, newborn lambs have brown fat
around their kidneys, and when they're born in subzero weather, this fat is
burned to produce heat and keep them from freezing to death.
I used to breed my sheep, and if I found a dead recently
born lamb, I could look at the kidneys to see if they contained brown fat. If
they did, the lamb had probably been stillborn. If the brown fat was gone,
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