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Blueberries

 

Blueberries are one of the most nutritious, antioxidant-rich types of fruit available. For that reason, they have been chosen as Superfood #2 in our list of Rhizocol ingredients. Among many other health benefits, blueberries have the following characteristics which apply to digestive health.

 

High in Antioxidants.  The following studies provide added information related to antioxidants: 

 

Free Radicals, Antioxidants in Disease and Health

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3614697/ 

Survey of antioxidant capacity and phenolic composition of blueberry, blackberry, and strawberry in Nanjing

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3274736/ 

 

Alleviate Inflammation.  The following studies provide more information related to Inflammation:

 

The inflammation theory of disease

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3492709/ 

Polyphenols from blueberries modulate inflammation cytokines

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24905959/ 

Anti-inflammatory effect of the blueberry anthocyanins malvidin-3-glucoside and malvidin-3-galactoside in endothelial cells

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25153881/ 

Effect of blueberry ingestion on natural killer cell counts, oxidative stress, and inflammation prior to and after 2.5 h of running

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22111516/ 

Dual action of highbush blueberry proanthocyanidins on Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and the host inflammatory response

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29321009/ 

 

Help Fight Cancer.  The following studies provide more information related to cancer prevention: 

 

Blueberry Phytochemicals Inhibit Growth and Metastatic Potential of MDA-MB-231 Breast Cancer Cells

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2862148/ 

Inhibition of cancer cell proliferation and suppression of TNF-induced activation of NFkappaB by edible berry juice

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17465224/