To become and stay healthy, certain edible plants play a vital role. Like bilberry. This fruit is not only important for our well-being and health in general but especially for debilitating diseases of our time. Because of its complex nutritional content. Not only on Valentine's Day! Read on to learn about the details.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
As you know latest from our publications and seminars: healthy diet plays a central role for our physical and mental well-being and existence. With special reference to certain nutrients our body needs to survive.
In this respect, the best ‘fountain of youth’ for vital nutrients is certainly nature’s kingdom of edible plants. With special reference to certain vegetables and fruits, each of those incorporating not only one specific nutrient but a whole complexity. In terms of vitamins, minerals and beyond. In most cases, to help with different contemporary health issues each.
While we all know, e.g., the proverb that ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’, there are additionally highly valuable fruits we may not want to miss for our good health.
Like bilberries. The round and purple-colored European cousins of our North American blueberries. With its name ‘bilberry’ coming from Danish ‘bollebar’ which means dark berry.
In fact, bilberry is high in natural chemical anthocyanins (i.e. vital anti-inflammatory antioxidants). Additionally, they are an excellent source of powerful nutrients such as vitamin C, catechins and quercetin.
According to research at, inter alia, Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong.
According to the U.S. governmental National Institutes of Health (NIH), this fruit supported health already in the Middle Ages with respect to, inter alia,
And during WW II, British pilots of fighter jets consumed bilberry for potentially better vision during night.
With the benefit for eye health by reducing, inter alia,
But can bilberries be helpful also in terms of debilitating health issues of today?
HEALTH BENEFITS OF BILBERRY – SCIENTIFICALLY VALIDATED
Basically, this fruit may well have a positive effect on
which, to be sure, stands behind each disease.
Based on research, inter alia, in Malaysia at
- Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur
- Universiti Putra Malaysia in Selangor Darul Ehsan
Even more. According to
- University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC
as well as in Florida at the
- University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami
- Mount Sinai Medical Center at Miami Beach
bilberry may also help with cardiovascular risk factors.
according to research at the University of Oslo in Norway’s capital Oslo.
Inter alia, because of bilberries’ high content of polyphenols. As verified by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Also, bilberries may
based on research at Pusan National University in Busan, South Korea.
(Please note: the different spelling of Pusan/Busan is official.)
Additionally, it may help with management of blood sugar in cases of
including to increase insulin secretion.
According to research at, inter alia,
- Danube University of Krems in Krems, Austria
- University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy
- University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen UK
- King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as well as
- University of Eastern Finland
- Kuopio University Hospital
(both in Kuopio, Finland)
IN A NUTSHELL
Edible plants like the bilberry fruit are not only important for our well-being and health in general but especially for debilitating diseases of our time. Because of its complex nutritional content. To make sure you get hold of all the nutrients and not just an extract, preferably consume the whole fruit, fresh or dried.
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Dr. Mark Fritz, NMD, PhD