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Blueberries and Dark Chocolate Hold Powerful Properties

Blueberries and Dark Chocolate

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  • To see if it’s possible to reverse aging, researchers in England examined a class of genes called splicing factors and dysfunctional cells called senescent, which accumulate as humans get older
  • Applying resveratrol, found in dark chocolate, red grapes and blueberries, the scientists found that the splicing factors switched back on and simultaneously reversed signs of aging
  • Studies also show that the compounds in these foods are beneficial for brain function, lowering your Alzheimer’s risk, lightening your mood, improving your vascular system and decreasing your stroke risk
  • While you may be tempted to get your daily “dose” of resveratrol by overindulging in red wine, there are other foods that contain similarly powerful anti-inflammatory compounds, like curcumin

By Dr. Mercola

If you’re one who swoons over chocolate, you may be pleased to know there may be a scientific reason for it. In fact, researchers say potent compounds in dark chocolate as well as blueberries may contain secrets to staying youthful. Scientists from Exeter University in England, supported by colleagues at Brighton University, identified the compounds as a “secret” wrinkle-fighting substance because they help rejuvenate old cells.


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