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The Antioxidants In A Black Cherry Vs A Blueberry
Veggies & fruits: Gogi berries, pomegranates, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, prunes, raisins, raspberries, plums, cherries, red grapes, oranges, kale, alfalfa sprouts, brussel sprouts, spinach, red bell peppers, onions, beets, broccoli flowers, & eggplant are all rich in antioxidants. ...Read more
Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more
See below: A diet rich in antioxidants is thought to have a beneficial effect in reducing cardiovascular disease. Interestingly antioxidant supplements in pill form appear to be of little use. Blueberries are a great source of natural antioxidants. Citrus fruits, green vegetables, vegetable oils (olive), and orange fruits & veggies are also great. Look up the mediterranean diet, . ...Read more
You decide: Most of what you read about health on the internet is disinformation. Supplementing with oxidants as a key to health and longevity failed most of the major studies of the past 40 years; if blueberries are somehow magic, nobody's shown it. If you're interested in this area, get with a scientific physician with a holistic orientation who can help you sort through the huge amount of rubbish. ...Read more
Is it possible to have too many antioxidants? I eat a lot of blueberries and am wondering if it can have a reverse affect?
OD on blueberries!: I certainly have never seen anyone over-dosed on blueberries, but I suppose anything is possible. Blueberries are good for general health, but having too much of one thing may mean you are not eating something else that are also important, such as leafy veggies, diaries, other fruits, meats/eggs, nuts etc... If u are doing this already and no stomach upset, enjoy the berries. Good luck. ...Read more
I just read on here, that eating antioxidants most likely will not help prevent cancer. Why am I eating broccoli, blueberries, green tea etc?
Vital for health:
Broccoli, blueberries, green tea contain nutrients that help the liver detoxify substances, among other things. A diet high in colorful foods including the ones you mentioned is good for health and disease prevention.
Studies of antioxidant supplements have not shown a decrease in cancer. That's a whole different thing than eating healthy food. Keep eating the good stuff. ...Read more
I suffer from a lot of acne on my forehead and I know blueberries are antioxidants! Would it help to put it straight on my face?
Get a real Rx: Forgive my frankness. Antioxidants aren't the answer. Blueberries are wonderful to eat, are full of nutritious things, and are a great taste to acquire instead of sweets that will make you sick in the long fun. But like any other "pop" remedy, they're only an adjunct to effective acne rx. If benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in 2 weeks, get with your physician. You owe this to yourself. ...Read more
I've had diahoerrea for 4 days now it's watery and yellow but have noticed small black balls in it almost like small blueberries. What can this be,?
Gallstones: One possibility is that you are expelling gallstones from your gallbladder, which then enter the gut and are visible now that you have diarrhea as opposed to solid stool. It is possible that your stool is yellow because you have suffered a recent blockage at the exit of your gallbladder into your gut. Would see a doctor if you start to feel ill. ...Read more
Ate large amount of blueberries for 3 days and 3 days ago. Stools are BLACK. From berries? How long will that last?
Had hard-ish black stool only today. Not tarry or foul-smelling at all. Ate a lot of blueberries yesterday. Not taking meds. I'm 16. Help?
You are fine: This is the blueberries. Do not worry! ...Read more
I took 40mg Iron yesterday, and ate blueberries. My stool is black, but no bad odor at all. Melena or non-melena? Thank u
Black stool: Since only a small percentage of oral iron is absorbed, black stool is commonly seen in people taking iron. A simple test is to smudge a specimen of stool on a hemoccult card and drop a few drops of testing solution on it. This can be at a lab or physicians office. ...Read more
I am on metronidazole, and my stool is brown and black. Also, the other day it had black balls in it. They looked like blueberries. The medicine's si?
I am experienced black tar-colored stool and anal itching. The stool is not smelling bad and I had a bowl of blueberries for breakfast. Not taking any pills. And I was squating over the toilet.?
Black tar stool: See your MD to be sure you do not have blood in your stool. ...Read more
No: This may reflect the vessels having clotted. It may bleed a bit then partly regress. ...Read more
I drank black cherry juice from a bottle that had a broken seal and am now very sick with diahhrea. How can I cure myself?
Doctor can evaluate: If a person is "very sick" with diarrhea, she should be evaluated by her primary care doctor to see if there is dehydration, and to see if a stool culture test is needed. Sometimes people get norovirus or rotavirus diarrhea (it's very contagious) and just by coincidence had drunk juice. The doctor will help figure out if the cause is such food poisoning, and to see if medications are needed. ...Read more
No evidence, However::
Erythritol may be the safest natural sweetener available. I know of no evidence it reduces antioxidants in tea. See http://authoritynutrition. Com/erythritol/
HOWEVER, if you're drinking tea with erythritol it's probably bottled tea which only has a tiny fraction of the antioxidants in home-brewed tea. So avoid bottled tea but you can add erythritol to home-brewed tea.
See http://tinyurl. Com/p9c6948 ...Read more
I know green tea is supposed to be good for you, but I prefer black tea. Are there antioxidants in regular black tea as well?
No, not same: The potent antioxidant called GCG in most green teas is sensitive to heat and fermentation. Thus black tea, albeit w other possible health benefits, is largely depleted of GCG. But some green teas are quickly roasted (ex few regions in China) and have less GCG. Most others dry the leaves without heat. Green tea should not be brewed in boiling water, but optimally 160-180F depending on type ...Read more
There are three: Main varieties of tea--green, black and oolong. Of the three, green tea contains the most antioxidants, called catechins. Unfortunately, the decaffeination process does remove some anti-oxidants, perhaps 50% or more. Green tea has less caffeine than the others. If you can tolerate it, I believe drinking regular green tea would have the greatest antioxidant effect. Stay well:) ...Read more
Why might blood drawn for a blood draw be bright cherry red? All 3 of my kids drawn this wkend. 2 usual dark red, 1 bright cherry red-usually blackish
Hard to tell: No diagnosis can be made just on the basis of the looks of blood itself. Usually venous blood is darker than arterial as it contains less oxygen, but your kids had venous and not arterial blood drawn. If there was accidental arterial penetration, then cherry colored, bright red blood could be obtained, but that should have been reported if occurred. ...Read more
Supplements safe: Yes that is safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cherry stools.....: Yes, this is normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Really dark, almost black stool. Is this normal? (I ate a lot of cherries before this). It has been normal color ever since. Should I have it checked?
Define melena: Melena, by definition, is passage of dark stools stained with denatured blood. As we established in prior healthtap answers, all dark stool is not melena. Your doctor, or even an over-the-counter test that you can purchase, can check to see if your dark stool contains blood. Needed is for you to provide a sample of the dark stool. False positive results can occur based on diet & stool additives. ...Read more
Stomach gurgling and loose stool. I believe it is stress related. I'm wondering if black cherry concentrate would assist in preventing this?
I have cherry red bombs on mid section and scalp, like 25 or so and the black ones on scrotum. I'm worried about late onset fabry father unknown?
Look closely: I'm glad you've read up on health concerns. A good physician should be able to distinguish the angiokeratomas of fabry's from the common cherry angiomas that many of us get in our 20's. The former are obviously scaly, the latter are not. Any doubt, you have a right to genetic testng. ...Read more
Unlikely: If you are allergic to blueberries, you could get hives from eating them. But, most people with food allergies have other symptoms in addition to hives, like vomiting, wheezing, or even anaphylaxis. Also, allergy to blueberries is quite rare. If the hives happen for a long period, it is likely that they are not related to anything you are exposed to (food, soaps, etc.). See an allergist for info. ...Read more
Rich in antioxidants: Blueberries are rich in antioxidants which are good for you even with high triglycerides. ...Read more
I get constapated and feel miserable every time I eat blueberries this has only been a problem in the past 7 years. Prior to that I had no problem.
No science here: On the internet, you can find a huge amount written about which "superfood" is right for which "body type." it's almost all made up out of whole cloth as entertainment or worse. If you are interested in this, get with a scientific physician with a focus on holistic / nutritional / complementary medicine to help you get evidence-based medicine in your service. ...Read more
No: Once you develop acute diverticulitis you should stop eating blueberries and other foods which contain significant amounts of fiber. With these symptoms you need a a clear liquid diet which does not leave residue for your colon to digest. Please consult further with a gastroenterologist. I wish you well with your health! ...Read more
2-3 cups per day: Research studies have proven benefit of eating the juice of 3/4 pound of blueberries a day for 12 weeks. 3 cups of fruit a day is recommended, though you can also include other anti-oxidant rich fruits like raspberries, blackberries, cherries and grapes. Even more fruit might help, though wise to choose less-sweet fruits like those mentioned. See http://tinyurl. Com/ktfla for more on blueberries. ...Read more
Ask your surgeon.: Surgeons are usually very particular in this regard, so there's just no general recommendation that would be valid. Your best bet would be to get that advice from the surgeon who completed your operation. ...Read more
Maybe...but: Yes (as answered previously on healthtap), depending on amount of blueberries consumed, other ingestants, & transit time of your gut. However dark stools may also & more significantly indicate bleeding from some site in the GI tract, or ingested blood. Please don't ignore this possibility. A check of hemoccult or equivalent should be performed, & if positive a GI work-up should be undertaken soon. ...Read more
Better options: Consider dandelion root tea & jerusalem artichokes. ...Read more