Blueberries are great on oatmeal and fruit smoothies. As an added treat, a unique compound in blueberries may have amazing lifespan-extending properties.
Research has already proven that blueberries are full of potent antioxidants like quercetin and anthocyanins. But a unique compound in blueberries can also activate three different pathways that can help prolong life significantly .
Studies show that pterostilbene, a compound found in blueberries, can induce apoptosis or programmed cell death of malignant cells. The compound also acts against tumors.
Pterostilbene helps prevent the buildup of cellular waste and protects fragile endothelial cells in the arteries. This can then help reduce your risk of atherosclerosis. Pterostilbene can also mimic the effects of calorie restriction. Read more…