Can blueberries benefit your health?
Drs. Siegel and Samadi explain
- Duration 3:52
- Date Apr 29, 2012
Drs. Siegel and Samadi explain
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It's no secret our memory weaken with age but new research suggests eating very -- help prevent.
-- laws we received a viewer email from -- leader who says I have been hearing and reading a good deal about this.
Health benefits of blueberries the items that caught my attention were related to cholesterol in the overall benefit that blueberries have doctorates some bodies still with this year so.
Let's talk about that how the blueberries affect the cholesterol in your overall health and how many blueberries they were talking about eating everyday.
Yeah this is actually one of the better in those of you receive and I'm glad you brought it up.
The -- is besides the fact that it's my favorite one.
It's really on top of the pyramid for antioxidants.
Now there's a new study that just came out of the neurology saying that if you're taking blueberries long period he can actually the decrease your -- memory loss.
It -- to -- help you think better.
And it reduces any -- -- -- declined by 21 half years which is a great study.
A year and a half ago there was a rat study that shows that if you're taking a lot of fatty food -- -- on the -- that takes blueberry and fatty food.
There was a two blueberries had reduce diabetes reduce cholesterol has our audience.
Mentioned -- -- how does that war we know that being blueberries you have some -- calls -- owns big name for antioxidants.
I'm not too many people -- out there what's antioxidants antioxidants.
Are good friends there are -- The enemy is free radicals so what happens as a result of aging.
You have all these fear radicalism molecule is don't want to hurt us as a result the pollution smoking or aging.
You have all these free that radicals and a floating -- -- body causing inflammation.
Cardiovascular disease cause.
-- is so -- resistance diabetes heart disease.
By taking antioxidants.
You know the cartoon pac man and not the antioxidants all these blueberries -- -- eating is gonna go around.
I'm either uphold a free radicals and -- along our life so I love it.
The answer to question how about strawberry public raspberry don't all in the same families don't poll.
Excellent against free radicals so I'd like -- you can added to yogurt you can edit your serial.
And three servings of fruits and bachelor today is what the recommendation -- You know -- -- -- -- -- -- -- three servings a day and it's great advice but you know people generally thought that it could do that so how do we do it especially these free -- -- me.
The commitment and a great hurry -- -- we've been talking about free radicals of different times and I think that David is right you're right within your right to be scared by them because they actually most likely.
Alter the chemistry of your -- leading -- increased cancer risk.
And the USDA does put blueberries at the top of the list of anti oxidant and and get this just a couple blueberries a day.
Only has eighty calories that's another big advantage and blueberries -- loaded with fiber one thing we talk about all the time on the show -- how does five -- work.
Fiber prevents the absorption of sugar.
In your stomach and moves things along so that human body suggests things the way it's supposed -- and it's signals hormones later on in the intestine.
That shots off hunger so blueberries if you -- in your diet have those great anti oxidant.
Are loaded with fiber and are loaded and calories but you're -- saying Eric but how you gonna get people to do that.
I want people to remember the stone age.
When we were hunters we wanted to hunters we were gatherers all we could do was gather so we gathered -- and they were healthy for us once we got the bow and arrow once we got a gun we could shoot all of this me.
But we're better off with -- let's go back to the beginning.
You -- -- I think a very good example what just mark mentioned is when you look at your plate.
Make sure it looks like a rainbow color fruits and vegetables.
As opposed to all the fatty food and the burgers and and real -- -- -- Bartlett -- -- -- on my ice cream tonight so I think I'll stop it it hasn't had doesn't count --