Research conducted by the American institute for cancer research highlights the benefits of components found in blueberries.
“Vitamin C protects cells’ DNA by trapping free radicals and inhibiting formation of carcinogens.”
“Blueberry extract and anthocyanins, as well as ellagic acid and the urolithins that form from it, decrease free radical damage to DNA that can lead to cancer. They also decrease growth and stimulate self-destruction of mouth, breast, colon and prostate cancer cells.”
“Pterostilbene increases self-destruction of lung, stomach, pancreatic and breast cancer cells.”
“Dietary fiber reduces cells’ exposure to cancer-causing substances, and healthful gut bacteria use it to produce short-chain fatty acids that protect colon cells.”