Feijoa And Blackberry Have Positive Effects Against Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Feijoa And Blackberry Have Positive Effects Against Inflammatory Bowel Disease
A recent study from researchers at the University of Auckland showed that feijoa and blackberries are fruits with high anti-inflammatory potential that manifests these properties through their positive effect on people with inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease. The research project focused on 12 fruits to investigate their anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties that could lead to treatments for inflammatory bowel disease. Scientists tested feijoa, blackberry, mango, cranberry, elderberry, blackcurrant, strawberry, red raspberry, pear, green grapes and black grapes. According to what professor Lynn Ferguson from the University of Auckland stated in a press release: “Most fruits are good for you and have some anti-oxidant effect, but feijoa and blackberry showed the strongest anti-inflammatory response in the experiments." The project identified the fruit compounds that displayed an anti-inflammatory effect by revealing certain chemical pathways that could be further studied and tested to develop new and complementary therapies for inflammatory disorders as inflammatory bowel disease. Ferguson explained: “Inflammatory responses are important for coping with damage, but an over-active inflammatory response is also damaging and can create problems. These responses can be debilitating for New Zealanders with an inflammatory disease, and these fruits can help to limit the inflammatory response.” The results pointed to feijoa and blackberry as the fruits with the highest and strongest anti-inflammatory effects based on the several tests carried out by the researchers. Further, researchers came to realize that the feijoa compounds' anti-oxidant action was not a direct effect because it was mediated thr
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