An exciting 2022 meta analysis by Azari et al. showed the power of blueberries to lower blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglycerides, and insulin levels among other things.
The review analyzed different components of metabolic syndrome. In general, blueberries were great for many heart health markers for heart although not weight loss or lower glucose levels in the blood.
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a combination of interconnected disorders that puts a heavy burden on society. This study investigated the impact of blueberry (BB) supplementation on components of MetS. A systematic search for studies in Embase, Science Direct, Cochrane and PubMed was done. Interventions for at least 2 weeks and studies which investigated the effects of BB on components of MetS in human subjects were included. 25 studies were eligible for inclusion in the review. 21 studies were included in the meta-analysis and the remaining 4 studies in the systematic review. The time range of the assessed studies was from 2007 to 2021. The results of the meta-analysis demonstrated that BB had no significant effect on waist circumference, body mass index (BMI), glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C), glucose level and homeostatic model assessment for insulin resistance (HOMA-IR); however, studies showed a significant improvement in systolic and diastolic blood pressure, triglycerides, total cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins (LDL), high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and insulin levels. In conclusion, the data in this meta-analysis show that BB supplementation is a beneficial option for the management of MetS in humans. Abstract
Azari, H., Morovati, A., Gargari, B. P., & Sarbakhsh, P. (2022). Beneficial effects of blueberry supplementation on the components of metabolic syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Food & Function. Abstract
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What happens when you mix strawberries with Milk? reduction of 50% anthocyanin. Our suggestion: mix your berries with plant based milk or plant based yogurt to get the full benefit.
Xiao, D., Sandhu, A., Huang, Y., Park, E., Edirisinghe, I., & Burton-Freeman, B. M. (2017). The effect of dietary factors on strawberry anthocyanins oral bioavailability. Food & function, 8(11), 3970-3979. Abstract
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