Blueberry Tips

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Did you know that when you eat good, healthy, unprocessed whole foods it is actually good for your microbiome (your gut bacteria and its environment)?

Here's a recent study showing that some of my favorite foods — black tea, red wine, and blueberries (they all contain flavonoids) — help your gut bacteria fight the flu! And I'm sure there are many other beneficial processes going on too! Here's the scoop:

Natural compound coupled with specific gut microbes may prevent severe flu

DateAugust 3, 2017
SourceWashington University School of Medicine
Summary A particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections in mice, likely by breaking down naturally occurring compounds — called flavonoids — commonly found in foods such as black tea, red wine and blueberries, new research shows.

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