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Every year the interest in "anti-aging" and disease-fighting natural products and dietary supplements increases, and the industry expands. Studies performed in University of Montreal show that blueberries are champions among powerful health foods.
After studying the blueberry juice consumption in mice, the scientists concluded that the blueberry juice aids in lowering the blood glucose levels (over 30% in just 3 days!) and improving the tissues' response to insulin. This makes blueberry juice an excellent preventative and management strategy for diseases like obesity and diabetes.
An interesting point is that the juice fed to mice was modified (with Serratia vaccinii bacteria) to contain more antioxidants. This type of blueberry juice is available for sale in most health stores.
Next time you are in the grocery store don't forget to pick up a carton of the blueberry juice--it is not only healthy, but also delicious!