Blueberries and Other Purple Fruits Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s   Eating Purple Fruits Such As   Blueberries and Drinking Green Tea   Can Help Ward Off Diseases   Including Alzheimer’s, Multiple   Sclerosis and Parkinson’s, An Important New  University of Manchester Report Claims.

New research published in the journal Archives of Toxicology, has found that the majority of debilitating illnesses are in part caused by poorly-bound iron which causes the production of dangerous toxins that can react with the components of living systems. These toxins, called hydroxyl radicals, cause degenerative diseases of many kinds in different parts of the body.

In order to protect the body from these dangerous varieties of poorly-bound iron, it is vital to take on nutrients, known as iron chelators, which can bind the iron tightly. Brightly-colored fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of natural chelators, as is green tea, with purple fruits considered to have the best chance of binding the iron effectively .

This new research report is the first time the link has been made between so many different diseases and the presence
of the wrong form of iron, and gives a crucial clue as to how to prevent them or at least slow them down. The report
explains the means by which poorly-bound iron accelerates the onset of debilitating diseases shows up areas in which
traditional thinking about the process is flawed and can be dangerous.

For instance, Vitamin C is thought to be of great benefit to the body’s ability to defend itself against toxins and diseases. However this study indicates that excess vitamin C can in fact have the opposite effect to that intended if unbound iron is present. Only when iron is suitably and safely bound (“chelated”) will vitamin C work effectively.

Journal Reference:
“Towards a unifying, systems biology understanding of large-scale cellular death and destruction caused by poorly
liganded iron: Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, prions, bactericides, chemical toxicology and others as examples” Archives of Toxicology, 17 August 2010

University of Manchester (2010, December 8). Blueberries and other purple fruits to ward off Alzheimer’s,
Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice,
diagnosis or treatment.

Lisa Metzgar

Nutrition Tidbits by Lisa Metzgar, PhD
LisaMetzgar, PhD,she received her BA in Biology from UCSD, is a certified Holistic Health Practitioner, and received her Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition.

Lisa has taught body mind retreats in San Diego, Seattle, and Australia and currently has a practice in Reno, NV where she does nutrition counseling.Lisa's passion is to educate families about a healthy lifestyle.
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