A Harvard study concluded you can lower your cholesterol by a minimum of 17%, by consuming 5 cups per week – which is easy to do if you add them to your morning smoothies.
In functional medicine we strive to use food as medicine if possible – as with this example, where blueberries are proven to be as effective in treating cholesterol as prescription medications.
The study also found that an ingredient in blueberries, called anthocyanins, helped lower heart disease by 34+ percent, by keeping arteries from getting clogged.
Chocolate in moderation has some health benefits.
When selecting chocolate options the team at Regenera Medical recommends choosing anything over 70% cacao – because dark chocolate is a powerful antioxidant. But like all things, dark chocolate is best in moderation.
According to the Journal of Pain, eating 2 grams of raw ginger a day can reduce your muscle soreness by 25%.
We recommend adding a pinch of fresh ginger to your morning green juice or tea.
If you’re experiencing jet lag try eating cherries! They are a great source of melatonin, which helps you re-adjust your internal clock and reset your sleeping patterns.