A nice breakfast of yogurt and berries or a desert of berries and cream sound so healthy, however, research has started to tell us otherwise.
According to a recent article by Dr. Gregor (2022), yogurt, milk or cream can actually block the great antioxidant effects of berries. The same goes with having milk in your tea.
Berries are important to our health. A large research with over 100,000 women found that those who consume just 6 strawberries and 11 blueberries a day had a significant reduction of blood pressure. In a different (double blind) research, a cup of blueberries was used each day to test the lowering of blood pressure in women with hypertension. Results showed a significant lowering of blood pressure for the group that ate one cup of blueberries.
But what happens when milk or yogurt are added? Due to the interaction of the anthocyanin in berries and milk protein, the benefits of the blueberries (or any berry) are inhibited.
Read Greger's Article and enjoy your berries with alternative plant-based yogurt, milk, or cream.
We suggest a daily dosage of one capsule, which is a cup and a quarter of blueberries.
- Greger, M. (May 17th, 2022). Blueberry blocking effects of yogurt. NutritionFacts.org. Article
- Johnson, S. A., Figueroa, A., Navaei, N., Wong, A., Kalfon, R., Ormsbee, L. T., ... & Arjmandi, B. H. (2015). Daily blueberry consumption improves blood pressure and arterial stiffness in postmenopausal women with pre-and stage 1-hypertension: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 115(3), 369-377. Abstract
- Serafini, M., Testa, M. F., Villaño, D., Pecorari, M., Van Wieren, K., Azzini, E., ... & Maiani, G. (2009). Antioxidant activity of blueberry fruit is impaired by association with milk. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 46(6), 769-774. Abstract
We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.
Moradi, M., Molaei, R., & Guimarães, J. T. (2021). A review on preparation and chemical analysis of postbiotics from lactic acid bacteria. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 143, 109722.
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