UK Researchers Say This Berry May Reduce Inflammation, Improve Memory and Lower 'Bad' Cholesterol
A UK study published in May offers encouraging results on the incredible benefits of cranberries! Yes, the small and tart berry may be the key to reducing inflammation, preventing dementia, and lowering bad cholesterol.
According to lead researcher Dr David Vauzour, from University of East Anglia Norwich Medical School:
"We found that the participants who consumed the cranberry powder showed significantly improved episodic memory performance in combination with improved circulation of essential nutrients such as oxygen and glucose to important parts of the brain that support cognition -- specifically memory consolidation and retrieval.
"The cranberry group also exhibited a significant decrease in LDL or 'bad' cholesterol levels, known to contribute to atherosclerosis -- the thickening or hardening of the arteries caused by a build-up of plaque in the inner lining of an artery. This supports the idea that cranberries can improve vascular health and may in part contribute to the improvement in brain perfusion and cognition.
"Demonstrating in humans that cranberry supplementation can improve cognitive performance and identifying some of the mechanisms responsible is an important step for this research field.
To read the entire summary of the study, click here.
Get the benefits of FRESH cranberries at home with organic cranberries and DIVINIA Water for a tasty, refreshing and healthy drink.
2 cups organic cranberries (fresh or frozen)
2 cups DIVINIA Water
1 1/2 tablespoons organic lemon or orange juice (optional)
Added a pinch of organic raw honey, maple syrup or stevia to taste
Blend cranberries and DIVINIA in blender (on high) for 2 minutes.
If there are solid bits, keep blending until the juice is smooth.
Use a mesh sieve or cheesecloth to strain.
Optional: add lemon juice, orange juice or sweetener to taste.
The juice will keep in the fridge for a few days!
For extra health benefits, leave cranberry pulp in your juice!
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