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Juniper berries are great for your kidneys, bladder and urinary tract

Posted March 5, 2014

Juniper berries grow from shrubs in various parts of the world including Asia, Europe and North America. There are many different kinds of juniper berries but the most common one to North Americans is known as juniperus communis. The berries’ popularity has primarily come from the fact that they’ve been added to gin in order to enhance its flavor, but as the years have gone by, many interesting health benefits have also gotten well deserved attention.

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Lingonberries may block the effects of high-fat diet, suggests mouse study

Posted February 6, 2014

Supplementation with lingonberries could almost completely prevent weight gain in mice fed a high-fat diet, according to new research in mice.

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Lingonberries halt effects of high-fat diet

Posted January 23, 2014

Lingonberries almost completely prevented weight gain in mice fed a high-fat diet, a study at Lund University in Sweden has found – whereas the ‘super berry’ açai led to increased weight gain. The Scandinavian berries also produced lower blood sugar levels and cholesterol.

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Study: Ingredients in Chocolate, Tea and Berries Could Guard Against Diabetes

Posted January 20, 2014

Eating high levels of flavonoids including anthocyanins and other compounds (found in berries, tea, and chocolate) could offer protection from type 2 diabetes – according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and King’s College London.

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Schisandra berries and astragalus root work in synergy to heal the liver – Study

Posted December 30, 2013

The liver is an amazing filtration system for the entire body. It not only processes the body’s blood but also breaks down nutrients for cellular utilization throughout the body. It produces cholesterol to help transport fats, generates proteins for blood plasma and eliminates bile through the gall bladder. The liver also removes bacteria from the bloodstream and filters out any poisonous substances. Signs of a weak liver can be observed through poor skin conditions.

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7 Easy Ways to Dodge Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted November 21, 2013

The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is aging, but that doesn’t mean that symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are a normal part of aging. Unfortunately, many people who experience “senior moments” think they’re simply experiencing a completely normal part of growing older. They chalk it up to stress, being busy, being tired, you name it. But the truth is, the physiological characteristics of Alzheimer’s are often present in the brain long before more defined symptoms arise.

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Research: Buffaloberry May Be Next Super Fruit

Posted November 15, 2013

New research has uncovered an underutilized berry that could be the new super fruit, the buffaloberry. A new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), found that buffaloberries contain large amounts of lycopene and a related acidic compound, methyl-lycopenoate, which are important antioxidants and nutrients beneficial for human health.

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The health benefits of acai berry

Posted November 12, 2013

Acai berry has been cherished by the Amazonian people for centuries. This unique berry has an extraordinary amount of antioxidants that protect the tissues and cells of the body. The acai berry has a wide array of phytonutrients that make it one of the most well publicized superfoods among health enthusiasts.

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Berries Clear Amyloid Brain Tangles to Fight Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Posted October 10, 2013

No one wants to hear the devastating news from a friend, family member or, worse, their doctor. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most feared and devastating illnesses that plague aging adults today. But new research posits that eating berries regularly can help clear the protein tangles that exhibit frequently with dementia and other chronic brain diseases.

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Posted October 2, 2013

In this health minute, the fabulous fruit, raspberry, and its health benefits are discussed by Deborah Ray.

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