Blueberries could be used to fight Alzheimer’s, researchers suggest

Blueberries are a popular fruit, easily added to cereals, salads and desserts or eaten as a sweet treat in their own right. They are also known by some as a “superfood,” containing a wide variety of nutrients that offer protection against conditions such as cancer and heart disease. Now, researchers believe that they may have a part to play in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease…

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Brain Disease Surging Globally

Neurodegenerative disease has been surging around the world for the past 30 years. It’s the fastest-growing cause of death and it will soon be the leading cause of death.

Alzheimer’s disease alone is taking the lives of 50-100 million people around the world now. The epidemic is more severe in some countries than others. As millions die, even more will be diagnosed. Millions more are suffering in silence with a misdiagnosis or no diagnosis. No one really knows the scope of the epidemic. Unfortunately, one of the common threads is the mishandling of infectious waste…

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Why flavonoids are so important for your body?

 

A natural pigment can help decrease cardiovascular risk

The investigators — based at Northumbria University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom — focused on studies looking at the beneficial properties of anthocyanins, which are natural pigments that lend many fruits and vegetables their reddish, purple, or bluish colors.

Some types of fruit with high anthocyanin content include acai berries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, some cherries, and some grapes. Eggplants, some sweet potatoes, and red cabbage also contain this pigment…

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FLAVONOIDS: WHAT ARE THEY AND CAN THEY HELP YOUR SKIN?

UV rays, skin damage and flavonoids

Although supplements and topical applications may increase levels of flavonoids in the skin, the ability to do this varies considerably from product to product. For example, some green tea extract creams may penetrate and be absorbed the skin, whereas others may not. Regardless of whether or not you use flavonoid-containing products, it is advisable to always use sunscreen and take other sun protection precautions before being exposed to sunlight…

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