Wild Blueberries in the News
March 9, 2016
Many of us tend to keep the same fruits on rotation. While a diet rich in produce can lower your risk of heart disease and certain cancers, it’s important to get a variety of nutrients from the foods we eat. Add more colorful produce to your day by trying these delicious, healthy, and unexpected varieties.
February 29, 2016
If you have diabetes, you can (and should) eat carbs. The key: eating proper portions and choosing carbs that will help control blood sugar. Healthy carbs, like Wild Blueberries, are especially helpful for diabetics.
January 26, 2016
A hot trend sweeping Pinterest, the smoothie bowl is thicker than regular drinkable smoothies, so it can stand up to being eaten with a spoon and topped with all kinds of extras, like fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, granola, crushed graham crackers, and dried coconut.
November 20, 2015
In a new study published in the European Journal of Nutrition, kids ages 7-10 did better on tests of memory and attention, including recalling words from a list and ignoring distractions, after drinking a beverage made with wild blueberries than they did when they had a placebo drink.
September 4, 2015
According to a study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, an extract from Wild Blueberries could help prevent the formation of plague on teeth, which can lead to gum disease and periodontitis.
May 18, 2015
Research shows a polyphenol-rich diet that contains blueberries (and green tea) has the potential to protect athletes form virus infections following intense periods of exercise.
April 30, 2015
A nutritionist at the University of Maine has found more evidence that wild blueberries, when eaten regularly in high volumes, may help improve or prevent pathologies associated with metabolic syndrome, including diabetes and heart disease.
April 21, 2015
The MIND diet was developed by researchers at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, whose recent study found that certain foods could help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers spent two years developing the MIND diet, which includes brain healthy foods like berries and greens.
January 14, 2015
Can a cup of blueberries keep the doctor away? Maybe.
Researchers conducted a random, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 40 postmenopausal women ages 45 to 65 with high blood pressure. Half ate 22 grams of freeze-dried blueberry powder (equivalent to a cup of blueberries) daily for eight weeks. The others consumed an identical-looking and tasting placebo.
September 16, 2014
As you know, we live for our produce! So when the Wild Blueberry Association of North America invited us to join them for a press trip in Bar Harbor Maine with fellow registered dietitians and bloggers to visit the wild blueberry fields, learn all about their health benefits and enjoy incredible Wild Blueberry inspired meals, we jumped at the opportunity!