What do Blueberries and Omega 3 Fats have in Common? A lot more than you think!
- A recent study noted that your brain measurably benefits from the anthocyanins in blueberries and the omega-3 fats in certain fish
- Pterostilbene, a compound in blueberries, contains potent antioxidants that may increase bioavailability compared to other stilbene compounds, and may both improve and prevent neurological disease, inflammation, vascular disease and diabetes
- Resveratrol is a plant extract that mimics many of the same beneficial effects as pterostilbene, such as restricting calories; both regulate genes implicated in such diseases as diabetes, atherosclerosis and age-related disorders
- One study found that omega-3 supplementation can bring about an increase in bacteria that produces several short-chain fatty acids
- Healthy levels of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are fairly rare worldwide except in areas where fish is eaten often; in the U.S., around 95 percent of the population is omega-3 deficient