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Are Blackcurrants beneficial to post-meal glucose response?

The study was conducted in collaboration with the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Eastern Finland and Savonia University of Applied Sciences by utilizing the regional Food Valley ecosystem.

Berries are an important component of a healthy diet, being rich in vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and polyphenols. So far, however, the EU has not authorized health claims for berries. In recent years, there have been many studies monitoring the effects of berries on glucose metabolism, with dark berries, such as blackcurrant and bilberry, having the most convincing results.

Black-colored berries, rich in anthocyanins, seem to attenuate the blood glucose response to added sugar, compared to a control product having the same amount of sugar. The same effect is demonstrated by anthocyanins extracted from blackcurrants. Polyphenolic compounds may slow down the absorption of glucose from the small intestine by interacting with carbohydrate-digesting enzymes and glucose transport proteins. In addition, polyphenolic compounds may reduce oxidative stress and inflammation.

 

How Does Fasting Affect the Brain?

In lab animals, fasting, as well as exercise, stimulates the production of a protein in nerve cells called a brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF. This protein plays a critical role in learning, memory, and the generation of new nerve cells in the hippocampus. BDNF also makes neurons more resistant to stress. Fasting also triggers a process called autophagy, where cells break down and metabolize broken and dysfunctional proteins that gather inside cells over time.

Is there any evidence suggesting that people who fast have improved cognitive function?

There are many studies taking place to test this right now, but it's going to take a while for them to be published.


Video of the week

For the video of the week, we have a delicious keto friendly 

Are Blackcurrants beneficial to post-meal glucose response?

The study was conducted in collaboration with the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Eastern Finland and Savonia University of Applied Sciences by utilizing the regional Food Valley ecosystem.

Berries are an important component of a healthy diet, being rich in vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and polyphenols. So far, however, the EU has not authorized health claims for berries. In recent years, there have been many studies monitoring the effects of berries on glucose metabolism, with dark berries, such as blackcurrant and bilberry, having the most convincing results.

Black-colored berries, rich in anthocyanins, seem to attenuate the blood glucose response to added sugar, compared to a control product having the same amount of sugar. The same effect is demonstrated by anthocyanins extracted from blackcurrants. Polyphenolic compounds may slow down the absorption of glucose from the small intestine by interacting with carbohydrate-digesting enzymes and glucose transport proteins. In addition, polyphenolic compounds may reduce oxidative stress and inflammation.

How Does Fasting Affect the Brain?

In lab animals, fasting, as well as exercise, stimulates the production of a protein in nerve cells called a brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF. This protein plays a critical role in learning, memory, and the generation of new nerve cells in the hippocampus. BDNF also makes neurons more resistant to stress. Fasting also triggers a process called autophagy, where cells break down and metabolize broken and dysfunctional proteins that gather inside cells over time.

Is there any evidence suggesting that people who fast have improved cognitive function?

There are many studies taking place to test this right now, but it's going to take a while for them to be published.


Video of the week

 

Are Blackcurrants beneficial to post-meal glucose response?

The study was conducted in collaboration with the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Eastern Finland and Savonia University of Applied Sciences by utilizing the regional Food Valley ecosystem.

Berries are an important component of a healthy diet, being rich in vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and polyphenols. So far, however, the EU has not authorized health claims for berries. In recent years, there have been many studies monitoring the effects of berries on glucose metabolism, with dark berries, such as blackcurrant and bilberry, having the most convincing results.

Black-colored berries, rich in anthocyanins, seem to attenuate the blood glucose response to added sugar, compared to a control product having the same amount of sugar. The same effect is demonstrated by anthocyanins extracted from blackcurrants. Polyphenolic compounds may slow down the absorption of glucose from the small intestine by interacting with carbohydrate-digesting enzymes and glucose transport proteins. In addition, polyphenolic compounds may reduce oxidative stress and inflammation.

How Does Fasting Affect the Brain?

In lab animals, fasting, as well as exercise, stimulates the production of a protein in nerve cells called a brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF. This protein plays a critical role in learning, memory, and the generation of new nerve cells in the hippocampus. BDNF also makes neurons more resistant to stress. Fasting also triggers a process called autophagy, where cells break down and metabolize broken and dysfunctional proteins that gather inside cells over time.

Is there any evidence suggesting that people who fast have improved cognitive function?

There are many studies taking place to test this right now, but it's going to take a while for them to be published.


Video of the week

 

Are Blackcurrants beneficial to post-meal glucose response?

The study was conducted in collaboration with the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Eastern Finland and Savonia University of Applied Sciences by utilizing the regional Food Valley ecosystem.

Berries are an important component of a healthy diet, being rich in vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and polyphenols. So far, however, the EU has not authorized health claims for berries. In recent years, there have been many studies monitoring the effects of berries on glucose metabolism, with dark berries, such as blackcurrant and bilberry, having the most convincing results.

Black-colored berries, rich in anthocyanins, seem to attenuate the blood glucose response to added sugar, compared to a control product having the same amount of sugar. The same effect is demonstrated by anthocyanins extracted from blackcurrants. Polyphenolic compounds may slow down the absorption of glucose from the small intestine by interacting with carbohydrate-digesting enzymes and glucose transport proteins. In addition, polyphenolic compounds may reduce oxidative stress and inflammation.

How Does Fasting Affect the Brain?

In lab animals, fasting, as well as exercise, stimulates the production of a protein in nerve cells called a brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF. This protein plays a critical role in learning, memory, and the generation of new nerve cells in the hippocampus. BDNF also makes neurons more resistant to stress. Fasting also triggers a process called autophagy, where cells break down and metabolize broken and dysfunctional proteins that gather inside cells over time.

Is there any evidence suggesting that people who fast have improved cognitive function?

There are many studies taking place to test this right now, but it's going to take a while for them to be published.


Video of the week

For the video of the week we have a delicious keto-friendly Cheesy Cauliflower melt recipe by @KetoCraig (on Tik Tok)

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSpKoYoT/

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