As one of the amazing ingredients found in our 5 Element System, the plant works to keep your hormones balanced and overall health flowing and intact.
Based on a study by the The Journal of Nutrition, bilberry extract significantly reduces blood glucose levels and increased insulin levels.
This produces a similar reaction in the body as the commonly used anti-diabetic drug Metformin, yet from a natural source.
Bilberry extract can thus be extremely beneficial for women with PCOS, who often struggle with imbalanced blood sugar and insulin level.
Though the name and characteristics of the bilberry plant may seem similar to those of a blueberry, they are only cousins. Bilberry plants originated in Northern Europe whereas blueberries come from North America. Bilberries are smaller in size and darker, almost black, in color compared to blueberries.
The blueberries we commonly see in our supermarket usually have pale, flesh while bilberries have a much darker inside.
Berries for Health & Hormones
Bilberry extract is rich in antioxidants, anthocyanin and polyphenols.
These help decrease inflammation and protect against oxidative damage from diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease or cardiovascular disease.
While bilberries may not be readily available in many of our supermarkets, adding any fresh array of berries to your diet can provide similar benefit. They are an excellent, nourishing source of carbohydrates for women with PCOS.
Adding berries to fresh summer salads is one of my favorite ways to enjoy them, beyond just the morning smoothie.
Berries can be easily packed along with hard-boiled eggs and chopped veggies for a simple on the go lunch.
Buying berries frozen allows you to have perfectly ripened berries year round. Frozen berries can be used beyond just smoothies.
Try out this recipe that uses one dish and frozen blueberries! It can’t get any easier than that!
Though Bilberries may not be easily accessible in the states we are so lucky to have the natural benefits from these amazing plants right in side our RejuvaPlus.
Cheers to you beautiful women, and these beautiful berries!
Have you tried out bilberries yet?