Dr. Ann

Daily consumption of blueberries can lower blood pressure and improve blood flow. That was the uplifting conclusion of a clinical trial that unfolded as follows: Scientists had 40 healthy study subjects ingest 200 grams of blueberries daily for one month. The scientists monitored various chemicals in the study subjects’ blood and urine, along with their […]

The diminutive, yet all-powerful blueberry is a true work horse in terms of fortifying wellness and this report gives us yet another reason to include them regularly in our diets – maintaining an abundance of healthy bacteria in our colons. There has been an explosion of research highlighting that the types and amounts of bacteria […]

Healthy Blueberry Crumble Serves 6 My family loves this filled with antioxidants!! dessert for Sunday night – with some ice cream of course. Ingredients 6 cups berries of choice, frozen or fresh ¼ cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tsp. cinnamon, divided 2/3 cup whole-wheat flour ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats ½ cup […]

Canned foods are economical and convenient. Here are 6 that are exploding with health-value. All varieties of tomato products (look for BPA-free brands for best results) 100% pumpkin (great for baking and adding to yogurt and oatmeal) Unsweetened blueberries (for “healthy” cobblers, muffins, and pancakes) Artichoke hearts All varieties of beans Salmon – wild sockeye […]

The diminutive, yet all-powerful blueberry is a true work horse in terms of fortifying wellness and a new report gives us yet another reason to include them regularly in our diets – maintaining an abundance of healthy bacteria in our colons. There has been a recent explosion of research highlighting that the types and amounts […]

If you are looking for a science-based tactic for choosing the very best fruits and veggies for weight control, keep reading. In an exciting study from researchers at Harvard, scientists found that those consuming the highest levels of a unique category of plant compounds called flavonoids, experienced superior weight control vs. those consuming lesser amounts. […]

There are some superstar foods that I think are so extraordinarily healthy, I always have them on hand. Here are 5 of my favorites. Honestly, I stockpile these foods. Hemp Kernels (AKA shelled raw hemp seeds). I buy the Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts brand from Costco. Frozen blueberries. I buy the large bags of wild […]

In a powerful study that tracked the dietary habits of over 200,000 US adults for up to 26 years, apples and blueberries popped off the page as being supreme foods for type 2 diabetes protection. Relative to the lightest blueberry eaters, blueberry lovers (two or more servings a week) were 23 percent less likely to […]

Eating berries regularly may be one of the easiest and tastiest ways to protect our precious brains. Past studies have already shown that berries exhibit show-stopping antioxidant and anti-inflammatory power – 2 profoundly beneficial factors for brain health. Thanks to a study from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, scientists identified yet another way berries may play a starring […]

Kick start your day with one of my three favorite healthy breakfasts:   Breakfast smoothie – Blend the following ingredients until smooth: 2/3 cup frozen mixed berries or blueberries 1 banana 1 tight handful of baby spinach 1, 5.3oz plain or vanilla Greek-style yogurt (Oikos) ½ cup of ice (optional) 2 tbs Hemp seeds/kernels 1 […]

The diminutive blueberry may be a powerhouse food for cardiovascular health. That was the conclusion from a new clinical trial that tested if a daily dose of blueberries could lower blood pressure. For this study 48 women with mild to moderate high blood pressure were given the equivalent of one cup of blueberries daily in the […]

If like me, you indulged more on high fat goodies over the holidays, you will be pleased to know that wild blueberries appear to offer up a host of “damage control” benefits. In a lab study that sought to evaluate the effects of a high fat diet enhanced with wild berries over a three-month period, rats consuming […]