Blueberries are put to the test against insulin resistance, oxidation, and DNA damage.
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Berries pack such a nutritional punch that I recommend eating at least ½ cup a day in my Daily Dozen Checklist (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/dr-gregers-daily-dozen-checklist) (download the free iPhone (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dr.-gregers-daily-dozen/id1060700802?mt=8) or Android app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.nutritionfacts.dailydozen), or print the checklist here (https://nutritionfacts.org/daily-dozen-challenge/)).
More benefits of blueberries include:
• The Benefits of Acai vs. Blueberries for Artery Function (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/The-Benefits-of-Acai-vs-Blueberries-for-Artery-Function)
• Benefits of Blueberries for Artery Function (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/benefits-of-blueberries-for-artery-function/)
• Benefits of Blueberries for Blood Pressure May Be Blocked by Yogurt (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Benefits-of-Blueberries-for-Blood-Pressure-May-Be-Blocked-by-yogurt)
• Benefits of Blueberries for the Brain (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/benefits-of-blueberries-for-the-brain)
• Benefits of Blueberries for Mood and Mobility (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/benefits-of-blueberries-for-mood-and-mobility)
• Best Brain Foods: Berries and Nuts Put to the Test (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Best-Brain-Foods-Berries-and-Nuts-Put-to-the-Test)
• Benefits of Blueberries for Heart Disease (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/benefits-of-blueberries-for-heart-disease)
What else may protect against or repair DNA damage? See:
• DNA Protection from Broccoli (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/dna-protection-from-broccoli/)
• Antimutagenic Activity of Green Versus White Tea (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/antimutagenic-activity-of-green-versus-white-tea/)
• Kiwifruit and DNA Repair (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/kiwifruit-and-dna-repair/)
• Spicing Up DNA Protection (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/spicing-up-dna-protection/)
• Carcinogen Blocking Effects of Turmeric (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/carcinogen-blocking-effects-of-turmeric/)
Type 2 diabetes is caused by insulin resistance, but What Causes Insulin Resistance? (https://nutritionfacts.org/what-causes-insulin-resistance) Check out the video. And How May Plants Protect Against Diabetes? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-may-plants-protect-against-diabetes/) See also Plant-Based Diets for Diabetes (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/plant-based-diets-for-diabetes), and my overview video How Not to Die from Diabetes (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-not-to-die-from-diabetes/).
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