Eating purple fruits, such as blueberries, can help ward off neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s. Drinking green tea can also have the same protective effect.
New research finds that the majority of debilitating illnesses are in part caused by poorly-bound iron. The iron causes the production of dangerous toxins, called hydroxyl radicals, that cause degenerative diseases of many kinds. Nutrients known as iron chelators, however, can bind the iron tightly.
Science Daily reports:
“Brightly-colored fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of chelators, as is green tea, with purple fruits considered to have the best chance of binding the iron effectively.”
Science Daily December 8, 2010