Blueberries are good brain food.
Mar 5th 2012, 08:12
Of all the varieties of berry, it's the blueberry that is most highly regarded in terms of nutrition. They may not be as amazing as some people claim but they are still one of the best things you can put in your mouth.
Blueberries are a major source of flavonoids that have diverse biochemical and antioxidant benefits. Experts indicated that these flavonoids have the ability to cross the barrier between the brain and blood flow. Short-term and long-term memory is controlled by tiny brain cells called neurons. Researchers believe the unique flavonoids in blueberries may help memory and learning by enhancing the connection between these tiny neurons. By enhancing and improving communication the neurons may regenerate themselves. Thus, increased flavonoid consumption can have a positive effect on the memory.
According to the World Health Foods Organisation, established by George Mateljan to develop and share scientifically proven information about the benefits of healthy eating. Blueberry has a positive effect on the following:
• Improve Eye Vision - Japanese research showed that blueberry consumption reduced eye fatigue and improved weak eyesight.
• Prevent Heart Disease - Blueberries may help to reduce the build-up of LDL, the "bad" cholesterol that contributes to stroke and cardiovascular disease. Blueberries could strengthen blood vessels against oxidative stress that may lead to heart disease.
• Positive effect on the development of cancer - The antioxidants and phenolic compounds found in the berry are thought to help prevent the cell damage that can lead to cancer. It's by no means a cure for cancer, but as part of a healthy balance diet, it can certainly help
• Helps Fight Urinary Tract Infections - Blueberries contain substances similar to cranberries that can inhibit the binding of bacteria to bladder tissue, and can be used in preventing and treating UTI.
Crystal Fall Juice suggests that the easiest way to get the natural health benefits of the blueberry is by having a glass of Crystal Falls Blueberry Juice. Crystal Falls Blueberry proves that blueberries are not only good in desserts and sweet delicacies, They are filled with lots of antioxidants, potassium, iron and vitamin C, and offer some strong protection for your immune system against all kinds of nasty little molecules. Crystal Falls Blueberry offers a convenient way of attaining all the healthy blueberry nutrients you need.
About Crystal Falls Fruit Juice
The Crystal Falls Fruit Juice range consists of Blueberry and Cranberry variants which are available at Checkers, Pick 'n Pay and selected Spar outlets, nationwide.
Crystal Falls has an interactive blog that keeps consumers up to date with what we are doing and what we are involved in. Visit www.crystalfalls.co.za and follow the link to the Crystal Falls Blog. Feel free to leave any comments.
Research reference: www.whf.org.zaClick here for more information on Crystal Falls
The Endurocad Four-day Schools Clinic was set up to help children (aged 12 – 18 years old) improve their technical skills for middle to long distance running, exposing them to the latest scientific training methods, including workshops about weight training and conditioning, endurance and nutrition.
This year’s Storms River Traverse three-day stage race was a major success where Team Wilde performed considerably well sporting the new and improved Wilde cycling kit.
We had a great time at this year’s Cheese Festival 2013, where thousands of food lovers enjoyed some of the tasty treats the Cape has to offer.
Wide 100% Fruit Juice has announced the sponsorship of this year’s Netball Legue 2013, where twelve schools from around the Western Cape will be battling it out on the court for top honors.