Blueberries – a hardy dwarf shrub of the heath family, with small, whitish drooping flowers and dark blue edible berries
Health Benefits of Blueberries
- blueberries are low in calories and high in nutrients – a very popular berry that is low in calories and high in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K
- blueberries are king of antioxidants – have the highest antioxidants of all fruits and vegetables
- blueberries reduce DNA damage which could help protect against cancer and aging – this was shown by several studies by eating blueberries and drinking blueberry juice
- blueberries protect cholesterol in the blood from becoming damaged – the antioxidants in the blueberries have shown to protect LDL lipoproteins from oxidative damage which is a crucial pathway to heart disease
- blueberries could help lower blood pressure – numerous studies have shown that regular consumption of blueberries have lowered blood pressure
- blueberries may help prevent heart disease – there is also some evidence that regular consumption of blueberries can help prevent heart attacks
- blueberries can help maintain brain function and improve your memory – eating blueberries can help to improve your brain function and delaying age – related decline
- anthocyanins in the blueberries may have anti-diabetic effects – this may help to improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels
- blueberries may help fight off urinary tract infections – blueberries contain a substance that prevent certain bacteria from binding to the wall of the urinary bladder which may prevent urinary tract infections
- blueberries may have help with muscle damage after a strenuous workout – in a study of 10 females, blueberries accelerated muscle recovery after strenuous leg workouts
Blueberries are very popular and tasty fruit. They are also closely related to the cranberry, bilberry and huckleberry. They are often referred to as a superfood since they are an excellent source of vitamins, beneficial plant compounds and antioxidants.
Always talk to your doctor before making any dietary changes!
BLS Fact of the Week
In team dynamics, it is important for the code team to do a debriefing after a code to learn what went well and what they can improve on to increase successful resuscitation attempts.
ACLS Fact of the Week
H’s and T’s – This week is pulmonary thrombosis.
A pulmonary thrombosis can lead to a cardiac arrest in some instances. A blood clot usually travels from another part of the body, usually the leg, to the pulmonary artery into the lung leading to the cardiac arrest. Symptoms of pulmonary embolism are shortness of breath, chest pain, decrease oxygen levels and a cough. Treatments include embolectomy, fibrinolytic therapy or anticoagulant therapy.
5/15/2017 @ 5:00 pm
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