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Blueberries, Diabetes and Blood Pressure

Posted by blueberrytalk on September 29, 2010

More reasons to eat blueberries!

A newly published research study has found that including regular servings of blueberries in your diet can have a positive impact on people at risk for Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes.

Published in the October issue of The Journal of Nutrition, [the] study found that daily consumption of blueberries helped people with a high risk for Type 2 diabetes reduce that risk.   After drinking two blueberry smoothies a day for six weeks, participants’  insulin sensitivity increased –  a key factor in preventing Type 2 diabetes.  The reduced risk for diabetes was observed in both men and women, according to the study.

That’s not the only study that has recently discovered a health beneft from blueberries.  A team of researchers at Oklahoma State University recently found that consuming  blueberries every day  can help reduce some heart risk factors, such as high blood pressure.

In the eight-week study, one group of patients drank a beverage made from two cups of blended frozen blueberries once a day — and continued to eat a normal diet. Another group of patients drank an equivalent amount of fluids and ate their standard diet.

After eight weeks, Basu said, researchers saw a seven- to eight-point drop in the systolic blood pressure of patients who had been drinking the blueberry beverage.


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2010 Honey

Posted by blueberrytalk on September 26, 2010

The dark honey is undoubtedly from the flower of the Japanese knotweed. Go to this link on our blog for a description  of this honey. The blog comment is also interesting.

The lighter honey comes from numerous flowers that were in bloom in late July and August like blackberry and fireweed. Check this link for a description of fireweed honey.

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