In a study by the US Department of Agriculture and other research organisations, scientists found that the regular consumption of Blueberries and their strong antioxidants can increase your lifespan by around 28 percent or an average of 22 years.
It is a bold claim, but still one that is backed by science.
High Blood Pressure
This is the acid test for wild blueberries, because it can be measured so easily and the results are simply outstanding.
The vast majority of our customers take wild blueberries because they had at one point high blood pressure. Not one of these people who has been taking our wild blueberries for at least 3 months still has high blood pressure, even the ones who were on medication. They now take them to maintain good health.
The antioxidants in wild blueberries have benefits for the brain, helping to improve brain function and delaying age-related decline. In the first human study of its kind, researchers demonstrated that anthocyanin-rich wild blueberries are highly beneficial in maintaining memory function. The study, conducted by a team led by Dr Robert Krikorian at the University of Cincinnati, confirmed that wild blueberry supplemented diets improved memory function and mood in older adults with early memory decline. (Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2010: 58, 3996-4000)
The antioxidants in wild blueberries have been shown to protect LDL Lipoproteins (the “bad” cholesterol) from oxidative damage, a crucial step in the pathway towards heart disease. There is also evidence that regular wild blueberry consumption can help prevent heart attacks.
Wild Blueberries can protect against DNA damage a leading driver of aging and cancer. Studies conducted by Mary Ann Lila Smith, PhD, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, indicate that compounds in Wild Blueberries may be effective inhibitors of both the initiation and promotion stages of cancer. (Journal of Food Science. Vol. 65, No. 2. 2000)
Research conducted at the Michigan University reveal that adding wild blueberries to your daily diet can result in belly fat reduction.
Several studies have shown that blueberries have anti-diabetic effects, helping to improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels.
Anthocyanin is a powerful antioxidant responsible for the intense blue and red pigments of Wild Blueberries. Anthocyanin is believed to protect against brain aging and promote vision health. In addition to reducing eye strain and improving night vision, scientists are examining the ability of anthocyanin-rich wild blueberries to prevent macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in people over age 55.