Blueberries contains super-antioxidants called SOD and they can prevent and even reverse the damage that is already occurred inside your liver.
Blueberries have lots of fiber which helps:
• Prevent heart disease, and
• They’re low on the glycemic index (40), so they don’t spike your blood sugar. And
• Eating them can help your memory and other mental abilities.
But the newest research on blueberries has found two exciting things. They can help:
• fight hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and
• protect your liver.
In one study, researchers from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture looked at animals with atherosclerosis. They gave a formula with only 1 percent freeze-dried whole blueberries to one of two groups. The other group’s formula did not contain the berry powder. After 20 weeks, the blueberry formula group had as much as 58 percent less artery hardening than the non-blueberry group.
And blueberries help your liver, too. Most people think of it as just a blood filter. But your liver does some of the best stuff that happens inside you.
One of those things is that your liver turns almost every nutrient you put in your body into the proper form so you can use it for energy.
In other words, your liver helps your body act more youthful, and keeps the needle in your energy tank on “Full.”
Eating blueberries helps in two ways. The first is:
1) Blueberries help you make more of the super-antioxidant called SOD. Dr.Sears calls it the body’s “master guardian.” This ultimate antioxidant can keep liver damage from happening in the first place.
2) Blueberries also can reduce damage that might have already occurred. In one study, researchers gave animals liver disease, and then fed one group a regular diet and another a “blueberry prevention” diet. The blueberry-fed animals all had their liver disease significantly weakened, and had reduced signs of liver injury.
It’s easy to add blueberries to what you eat. If you can’t grow blueberries at home, fresh blueberries are available for nearly eight months of the year.
The biggest blueberry producers in the world is Maine and Michigan in the United States, where they have the perfect soil and summer sun. Stay away from blueberries from South America. Other countries often spray their fruits with toxic pesticides.
If you already eat blueberries and you’re looking for ways to get more, the first thing you want to know is that many processed foods like
• breads and
• breakfast bars are not made with real blueberries.
Instead, manufacturers are faking blueberry content using artificial colors, hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup.
Stick with real blueberries or products more likely to have real blueberries in them like organic jams and yogurts.
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