UMaine study cited in VegNews article about gut health
A VegNews article about gut health cited a University of Maine study on blueberries and their benefits for digestive health. In response to recent popularity of bone broth for maintaining digestive health, the article proposed several vegan alternatives, including blueberries. Blueberries are a simple, sweet treat whether cooked or raw, and are full of healthy antioxidants, phytoflavinoids, vitamin C and potassium, the article states. Blueberries can alter the balance of gut microbe and improve digestive health, according to the study led by Vivian Chi-Hua Wu, a UMaine associate professor of microbiology and food safety.