Why do I love blueberries?

In my 35 years of chiropractic training I have always been interested in nutrition. Blueberries top my list to include on everyone’s menu. This article explains why blueberries are important for our health. This report includes a number of research studies showing the benefits of this amazing diet.

Many of the recommended foods have been missed. I have done a lot of research on what is the best diet. Based on scientific studies and experience, my personal approach is to eat a low carbohydrate, high fat and high protein diet. This should include plenty of vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, leafy vegetables, cabbage and cabbage should make up the bulk of the vegetable category.

I am not a big fan of eating a lot of fruits and berries because most of them contain fruit sugars which are carbohydrates. Eating too many carbohydrates adversely affects the low carbohydrate component of this particular nutritional approach.

However, blueberries do not fall into the harmful high carbohydrate, fruit or berry category. Unlike other berries that can cause a harmful increase in blood glucose and correspondingly higher insulin output to control blood sugar levels, blueberries have the opposite effect. Blueberries can improve insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism. This can reduce the risk of diabetes and may even be beneficial for diabetics.

Research also shows that blueberries lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack. It is found in high concentrations in the mineral, manganese, blueberries. Manganese is important in helping the body process cholesterol, and can help us get more “good cholesterol” than “bad cholesterol.”

I am now 65 years old and am considered a “senior citizen” so I care about brain health. Blueberries have been shown to be useful in this regard. In 2018, a study of 215 older adults with cognitive impairments was conducted. These individuals consumed blueberry and grape juice daily for six months and had significant improvement in episodic memory.

Blueberries are also rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells that contribute to aging and cause diseases such as cancer.

Contains many anti-inflammatory substances such as blueberries and cranberries, which prevent the accumulation of bacteria in the bladder and cause urinary tract infections.

Many experts suggest eating a cup of blueberries a day, which can be difficult or impractical for many. Adding a dozen or more blueberries daily to one’s diet will provide the benefits described above.

I highly recommend eating blueberries. They are delicious, nutritious, easily available at most grocery stores and are incredibly good for you!

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