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12 Surprising Reasons to Eat More Blueberries

Posted by Carleen Burnett on Sunday, March 30, 2014, In : Health Benefits 

1. Catechins found in blueberries activate fat-burning genes in abdominal fat cells to assist with weight loss, and belly fat loss in particular.  According to research at Tufts University, regularly ingesting catechins increases abdominal fat loss by 77 percent and double total weight loss.

2. They contain a group of natural phytonutrients (plant nutrient) called proanthocyanidins which have a unique ability to protect both the watery and fatty parts of the brain against damage from some envi...


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Blueberries fight aggressive breast cancer

Posted by Carleen Burnett on Saturday, March 29, 2014, In : Health Benefits 

It's no secret many fruits and vegetables contain disease fighting properties. Different phytochemicals act on human cells in different ways. Now local scientists have some proof that the popular blueberry can have a direct effect on a certain type of cancer.

City of Hope researchers aren't making smoothies on their lunch break, they're taking a close look at the powerful phytochemicals in blueberries.

"It possibly coul...


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