Juice Plus+ Berry Blend - Made With 9 Different Grapes and Berries
Posted Jul 08 2009 12:00am
We know that berries and grapes have a high level of antioxidants. Well, Juice Plus+® has a Berry Blend (aka Vineyard Blend) that contains the nutrients from 9 different grapes and berries. While many diabetics have to pass on many fruits with high sugar content, the Juice Plus+® Fruit Blend, Vegetable Blend, and Berry Blend all have no sugar, just the nutrients without the water and sugar. Here's a report on the strength of Berries for your health --
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, blueberries and blackberries are among the top ten healthiest foods and are both loaded with vitamins and antioxidant-rich nutrients that have been proven to fight and lower the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
How can berries benefit people with diabetes?
Berries are all-natural and low in fat, carbohydrates and calories, but are high in fiber, vitamins and minerals - so they make a great low-sugar snack or addition to any diabetic meal!
Blueberries contain myrtillin and pterostilbene, which help to control or lower elevated blood sugar levels. The leaves have an active ingredient with a remarkable ability to rid the body of excessive sugar in the blood. Dried blueberry leaf tea has been used historically for insulin regulation.
Blueberries also promote healthy circulation, which can often be a problem for diabetics. Their antioxidants strengthen capillaries and blood vessels, and can improve your blood flow rate. Blueberries are also great for your eyes, memory and heart!
The diabetic exchange for blackberries is a 3/4 cup serving, with only 75 calories, 18 grams of carbohydrate and 8 grams of fiber per cup. Blackberries also deliver 50% of your daily dose of vitamin C and are high in potassium which helps to control blood pressure. ( Read on... )
Note: Diet and exercise can help reduce the risk of degenerative diseases like heart disease and stroke, diabetes and cancer. Fruits and vegetables are especially important in supporting good health and in the prevention of sickness and disease. If you aren't getting enough fruits and vegetables in your diet, learn more abou how you can benefit from adding Juice Plus+® to your diet. Adding the Juice Plus+® Berry Blend is also an option worth considering for getting more nutrients and antioxidants. But don't forget, avoiding fast foods and soft drinks and the unhealthy stuff, is just as important as being sure to get the minimum required amounts of the healthy foods you DO need.
Dr. J. Patrick Havey The Health & Wellness Institute, PC Official Juice Plus+® Distributor