Blueberry juice to fight Obesity and Diabetes
Fruit lovers rejoice! You have all the more reason to include that glass of fresh fruit juice in
your breakfast now. Most fruits and berries are high in anti-oxidants which benefit the body in
numerous ways. Now medical researches have suggested a strong possibility of bio-transformed
blueberry juice to fight both diabetes and obesity.
Bio transformation is a enzyme-catalyzed alteration of drugs or chemicals by living organisms. The
juice of North American blueberries, bio-transformed with bacteria from the skin of the fruit,
looks promising in this respect.
The effects of the bio-transformed juices have already yielded positive results on mice as part of
a study by researchers from the Universities of Montreal, de Moncton and Institut Armand-Frappier.
The scientists tested the effect of bio-transformed blueberry juice on a group of mice prone to
obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes and hypertension. The results showed a marked decrease in
hyperglycemia in diabetic mice and protected young pre-diabetic mice from developing obesity and
Professor Pierre S. Haddad, from the department of pharmacology at the University of Montreal
faculty of medicine (UMFM) said that the patterns of the mice included in the research closely
resemble the models of obesity and obesity-linked type 2 diabetes in humans.
‘The identification of the active compounds in bio-transformed blueberry juice may result in the
discovery of promising new anti-obesity and anti-diabetic molecules’ included Dr. Haddad.
Consumption of fermented blueberry juice is also supposed to gradually and significantly reduce
high blood glucose levels in diabetic individuals, as observed from the research by as much as
The new and specially formulated juice may soon be available to common people. So, till then why
not give the fermented blue berry juice a try?