Category Archives: Berries

Cranberry Juice for Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections are caused by bacterial overgrowth, are most prevalent in women, and are most commonly treated with antibiotics. However with increasing use of antibiotics comes the problem of antibiotic resistance and associated infections. Therefore there is interest in … Continue reading

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Which Is The Best Tea To Drink?

Traditional tea made from tea leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant is the most commonly drunk beverage in the world, after water. The popularity of tea stems from its traditional large scale cultivation, its distinctive taste and its energising and … Continue reading

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Traditional Versus Berry Tea

Tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the World after water. Tea has important health implications because research suggests that drinking tea confers protection against particular diseases including cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, dementias and metabolic syndrome. The … Continue reading

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Anthocyanins Versus Vitamin C: Antioxidant Capacity

Vitamin C is an important dietary antioxidant. The vitamin role for vitamin C relates to its ability to act as a reducing agent in a number of metabolic reactions, one of which is required for the synthesis of collagen, which … Continue reading

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Antioxidants in Berries

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Anthocyanins in Berries Contribute to Antioxidant Effects

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Boost Antioxidants With Berry Tea

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Anthocyanins: Beneficial Glycaemic Agents

The observation that berries have beneficial glycaemic effects has lead to scientific investigations into the cause of this phenomenon. A number of components within berries have been identified as possessing possible glycaemic effects including the fibre, acids, the natural sugars … Continue reading

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The Blood Sugar Effects of Berries

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Anthocyanins Protect From Insulin Resistance?

Anthocyanins are a group of phytochemicals belonging to the flavonoid group of polyphenols. Anthocyanins are responsible for the red, purple and blue colours in many fruits and vegetables. Evidence suggests that anthocyanins are bioavailable in animals and humans and that … Continue reading

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