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GOD'S BLUEBERRIES FIGHT CANCER,
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLUEBERRIES
The results of the testing show the berries have various benefits such as aiding, preventing, improving and fighting certain diseases. The things recommended for eating everyday to ensure optimum health are listed below from a daily diet of blueberries
Blueberries can do amazing things such as:
Helps Memory and Learning
Prevent Macular Degeneration
Improve Brain Function
Prevent and Fight Cancer
Act as a sleep aid
REPORTS FROM WHFOODS
In this study, which involved over 110,000 women and men, researchers evaluated the effect of study participants' consumption of fruits; vegetables; the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E; and carotenoids on the development of early ARMD or neovascular ARMD, a more severe form of the illness associated with vision loss. Food intake information was collected periodically for up to 18 years for women and 12 years for men. While, surprisingly, intakes of vegetables, antioxidant vitamins and carotenoids were not strongly related to incidence of either form of ARMD, fruit intake was definitely protective against the severe form of this vision-destroying disease. Three servings of fruit may sound like a lot to eat each day, but by simply topping off a cup of yogurt or green salad with a half cup of blueberries, tossing a banana into your morning smoothie or slicing it over your cereal, and snacking on an apple, plum, nectarine or pear, you've reached this goal.
Blueberries and Protection Against Ovarian Cancer
Blueberries May Reduce the Risk for Ovarian Cancer
A study conducted from 1984 to 2002 indicated that eating blueberries reduced the risk of ovarian cancer. Among their rich supply of phytonutrients, blueberries include a flavonoid (classified as Vitamin P and citrin) called kaempferol. Research calculating flavonoid intake in 66,940 women enrolled in the Health Study between 1984 and 2002 revealed that women whose diets provided the most kaempferol (a natural flavonoid) had a 40% reduction in risk of ovarian cancer, compared to women eating the least kaempferol-rich foods. In addition to blueberries, foods richest in kaempferol include tea (non-herbal), onions, curly kale, leeks, spinach, and broccoli. A significant 34% reduction in ovarian cancer risk was also seen in women with the highest intake of the flavonoid luteolin which is found in citrus (Source 1; Source 2).
Flavanoids are compounds with antioxidant properties that protect cells against damage by oxygen molecules. In a study which compared flavonoid intake among women with and without ovarian cancer, women reporting the highest apigenin intake had a decrease in ovarian cancer risk over women reporting the lowest apigenin intake.
The researchers assessed the foods commonly eaten over a one-week period by 1,141 women with ovarian cancer and 1,183 women without. The women had similar characteristics except those with ovarian cancer reported more known risk factors for the disease and had slightly greater body mass and daily calorie intake. By contrast, the women without cancer had a slightly healthier overall diet.
From the food data, it became evident that the women’s intake was composed of 5 common flavonoids: myricetin, kaempferol, quercetin, luteolin, and apigenin. These 5 flavonoids are obtained by drinking tea, red wine, eating apples, leaf lettuce, kale, blueberries, oranges, celery, and tomato sauce (Source).
Blueberries can help relieve both diarrhea and constipation. In addition to soluble and insoluble fiber, blueberries also contain tannins, which act as astringents in the digestive system to reduce inflammation. Blueberries also promote urinary tract health. Blueberries contain the same compounds found in cranberries that help prevent or eliminate urinary tract infections. In order for bacteria to infect, they must first adhere to the mucosal lining of the urethra and bladder. Components found in cranberry and blueberry juice reduce the ability of E. coli , the bacteria that is the most common cause of urinary tract infections, to adhere.
ORAC Testing Ranks Blueberries as #1
This well-used acronym is short for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. Basically, it is a test tube analysis of the total antioxidant power of foods. It measures the ability of the food (or other biological matter) being tested to fight against free radicals.
Scientists developed this new laboratory test to measure the oxygen radical absorption capacity of different foods and natural substances. It is now one of the most sensitive and reliable methods for measuring antioxidant capacity. This test measures the time it takes for the antioxidant to inhibit free radicals. It also measures the scale or degree of the free radical inhibition. This test is one of the most popular tests being used today to rank the antioxidant potential of foods.
Blueberries are indeed, the best antioxidant value of all fruits in combating diseases. The blueberry juice beats out the Concord grape, pomegranate, orange and apple juices. They are listed down in the chart when compared for the highest antioxidant rating. The ORAC chart of blueberry and other juices show the result. Maybe the vegetarians have a point that meat is not necessarily an essential ingredient for optimal health in human beings.
Originally, man survived on herbs, seeds and fruits and man lived longer than the average age of man today. Methuselah lived nine hundred sixty and nine years (Gen.5:27). God's grace be on you when you heed His warning on food.
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God's Blueberries Fight Cancer
Do you know in a study of 66,940 women enrolled in the Health Study revealed that women whose diets provided the most kaempferol (a natural flavonoid) had a 40% reduction in risk of ovarian cancer?
God's blueberries fight cancer
Do you know blueberries improve Memory and Learning?
Do you know that blueberries has the highest antioxidant rating of the ORAC chart of fruits juices?
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