Sunday, April 8, 2012

Intake of bilberries promotes gastrointestinal health


Intake of bilberries helps in reduction of intestinal inflammation and alleviates the effect of colitis.

Bilberries, or huckleberries have positive effects on treating acute and chronic diarrhea. Bilberries also cures Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dried bilberries had positive effects on various parameters, especially in acute DSS-colitis.

Intake of bilberry fruit can directly linked to a decrease in inflammation intensity. Highly positive effects are reported in both acute and chronic forms of the disease.They are dark, almost black skin, with a red or purple pulp. Often associated with improved eyesight and better retina health, these fruits can even prevent or reverse eye disorders, such as macular degeneration.

Bilberries are an essential source of healthful flavonoids with powerful cell-protective properties. The benefits of these bioactive substances on human health range from anti-tumorigenic, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-inflammatory properties, to protection of the circulatory and nervous systems. Intake of handful of bilberries each day can also prevents or ameliorate stress induced liver damage.

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