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Benefits of Blueberries for Blood Pressure May Be Blocked by Yogurt

August 26, 2019

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  • Reply Doug bananaboy June 13, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    But milk makes strong bones

  • Reply Q. .Q June 13, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    So plant based yoghurt is fine because it doesn’t have milk protein?

  • Reply Pesvut June 13, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    "What about the soy yogurt? Doing a video about that, too—stay tuned."
    Ah, I need to know 😮 always with those cliffhangers

  • Reply Ned Yalko June 13, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    yoghurt addicts are funny people…

  • Reply nandor June 13, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    I'm shocked!

  • Reply JONATHAN June 13, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    I thought it was oatmeal

  • Reply Lichtblick June 13, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    They sell Blueberries in a 500g bucket in german supermarkets. I love it 😊

  • Reply Julie M. June 13, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Good to know!! I used to consume a lot of dairy in my “past life”, and put blueberries in yogurt to make it tastier. Now I put it in oatmeal. 🙂

  • Reply Lilia Kogan June 13, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    I wonder how the results would be with nuts. So many people add nuts, seeds, and nut butters when eating fruit.

  • Reply Tony Chavez June 13, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    What!? Awesome find and share

  • Reply Eelke Aptroot June 13, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Just had some blueberries this morning, without yoghurt of course!

  • Reply Lichtblick June 13, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Dairy is cancer!

  • Reply Doble Rollo June 13, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    What about plant milks then? I eat around 5.5 ounces of mixed red fruits every day with soy milk, oats and powdered flaxseed with cinnamon and I'd like to know if I'm throwing away all that antioxidant power.

  • Reply The Jaroudi Family June 13, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    eating all the blueberries!

  • Reply ROBERT DAVIS June 13, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Glad I quit Milk and American Dairy because I love Blueberries.

  • Reply Brent Stanford June 13, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Cool, but what about soy milk?

  • Reply Loufi303 June 13, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Eat it with coconut yogurt. As tasty, and no blocking (i assume). I make a sherbet daily, blending a cup of frozen blueberries, a banana, a few scoops of coconut yogurt and a small spoon of maple syrup. DELISH.

  • Reply Slash687 June 13, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    You'll pry my yogurt from my cold dead hands

  • Reply Astral Purpose June 13, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    My berries is blue, the yogurt is through.

  • Reply Deidra J'Nay June 13, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    I have gotten my boyfriend to eat almost entirely a whole food vegan diet except he refuses to give up yoghurt. I am going to show him this video. Maybe it will be the push he needs. Also, we eat a lot of our berries in a berry/flaxseed/almond milk smoothie. I’m assuming that almond milk should be fine.? Thanks!

  • Reply Sunghee Lee June 13, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Thank you, Dr. Greger!
    Now I can show this video to all my “healthy” yogurt eating friends. 😉

  • Reply EDWARD DELBY June 13, 2018 at 1:26 pm


  • Reply watchtheskies June 13, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Oatmeal, Blueberries, Cinnamon and flax seeds, 500 calories of win every day 🙂

  • Reply The Last Crusader June 13, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Dairy is a test to eliminate the retards

  • Reply Kassie Alvarez June 13, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Sorry to intrude guys but I made a video on a cruel industry and would love your support! Any kind of support I would be so grateful for xx

  • Reply SexyJamal77 June 13, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    What about soy milk and soy-based yogurt?

  • Reply Mal Milligan June 13, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Summary: blueberries = good. Cow's milk = bad.

  • Reply Eric Y. June 13, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    ' Masturbatory effects on insulin sensitivity and autism '
    " there has never
    been any studies done on this until we put it to the test ".

  • Reply Janice H June 13, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Maybe the high fat is killing the good bacteria responsible for breaking down the milk proteins? I know a high fat diet vegan or not kills good gut biome thats more than 30% according to research.

  • Reply SKPjoe Coursegold June 13, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    confirmed>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>milk is not good for human consuption.

  • Reply Emily BH June 13, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Of COURSE the benefits of any raw fruit vegetable or herb is going to be blocked by yogurt. I don't even have to watch the video to know that. Yogurt is D A I R Y. We should be avoiding DAIRY like the plague.Dairy is acid forming and mucus producing and will clog the immune system. There is nothing beneficial about it no matter what Western Medicine or so called "science" who they work for or BIG FOOD says about it. We are FRUGIVORES. Our digestive tracts are designed to digest mostly raw fruits, TENDER leafy greens and a FEW nuts and seeds. The sooner we accept that and start eating the majority of our diets like that, the better off we will all be health wise.

  • Reply WhatsUpDude June 13, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    I put dates oats a shit tone of berries banana flax seeds etc in my shake every day , im vegan over 2 years (mostly whole foods) and still I have high blood pressure

  • Reply Sarah Marshall June 13, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    What if you've already got low blood pressure?

  • Reply Mitch Unger / Mitchsoulful June 13, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    What about plant based fat? Does that have a negative effect on nutrient absorption from berries? I typically will make a smoothie with either fresh or frozen organic berries and add coconut flesh for good fat, along with coconut water and a little vanilla extract, as well as some leafy greens, and have a delicious and what I’m thinking is a very nutritious smoothie. Is the problem fat in general, or just dairy-based fat? And what is additionally confusing is that fat is shown to enhance absorption of nutrients from vegetables. So what gives?

  • Reply 24hourbalance June 13, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    I usually add berries and nuts to my oatmeal which I make with boiling water 🤗💚

  • Reply maremacd June 13, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    When will they come out with a decent plant-based yogurt??? One that works for savory applications, like dips, as well as sweet. They are all horrible unless you fill them with fruit or otherwise mask them with sweet flavors.

  • Reply Frank Coleman June 13, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Fantastic, but what happens with goat's milk instead of cow's milk? Is the negative effect the same, similar or totally different? I know that goat's milk causes a different reaction in the body, for example, with skin conditions.
    ( I eat blueberries almost every day and I'm WFPB. )

  • Reply Agate Auzāne June 13, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    oh no, and I was feeling so nice and healthy by having quinoa with toasted seeds, bananas and blueberries together with white coffee for a breakfast :/ I guess I need to save up for the plant milk again

  • Reply oboynothim June 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Thank you

  • Reply sooooooooDark June 13, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    that moment when u realize that blood pressure reducing medications r shit
    …and that moment when u realize that the supposed blood pressure reducing effect one experiences from eating say blueberries is just the same shit like that found in pharma drugs: they mess with the body's chemistry in ways the body (at its current stage) apparently didnt intend to
    i mean…why would we want to lower blood pressure if the body in its wisdome changes things on the fly so that everything works just fine…the side effects on pharma drugs r obviously much stronger/worse, but still….why mess with a machine if its running just fine? of course there r times where u can get an (unfair) adventage of taking caffein but saying there is no drawback to these effects is just…not thought very far (regardless of what science says or not…..things that go up must come down!)

  • Reply Not Sure who's on first June 13, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    This is probably all true and I am not advocating dairy consumption (I'm moving toward being vegan). However it is worth nothing the studies did not use whole foods. It is possible that the nutrients are blocked via complexing (eg calcium can complex with polyphenols) and that liquid dairy and powdered blueberries (or liquid extract tea) does this the most. I would hypothesize there could be less of that with say whole blueberries and solid low fat cheese. There still might be some interference and other reasons not to eat dairy but I'm just making a scientific observation/speculation. I would put real money on whole blueberries and low fat cheese having a better effect. Now, if anyone could describe how to create a convincing placebo for that, I would be impressed. In advance, calm down true believers. I am neither doubting the general results nor advocating dairy. However, having keen scientific discernment is much to our benefit – something dr Greger (and unfortunately far too few other people) exhibits quite well (which I can't appreciate enough). That strengthens the case for what appears to be the most scientifically validated long term diet for the general population (although not everyone at all times): a whole foods plant based diet. It is also worth nothing the limitations of the placebo controlled trial in these kinds of studies (the difficulty of creating placebos for real whole foods). There are other kinds of studies that get around this but they yield different kinds of information. It's about looking at all the evidence and literature on balance and making your best assessment, which is kind of a never ending process – the opposite of how research is usually discussed in both the mainstream and alternative media (sigh…). Dr Greger has impressed me though in that respect. You dig?

  • Reply Joseph1NJ June 13, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Oh great, non fat plain Greek yogurt is the only dairy I comsume. And, yup, I mix it with oatmeal, fax, banana, and blueberries. 😞

  • Reply Peter Faber June 13, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    There are more studies done on this subject and results are never the same. Some show milk blocks antioxidant absorbtion, some say no effect, some say it improves absorbtion.

    When there are so many different results on the same subject, it's a clear sign that there are other variables at work. Variables that aren't tracked, which leads to conflicting results.

    What else is there in dairy that could have this effect?

    And another thing, the effect of milk on antioxidants seems to depend on the kind of antioxidant. In some, milk even improves the absorption and function of certain antioxidants.

  • Reply Str4ffe2x June 13, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    What if you ate Berries in the morning and then yogurt at night

  • Reply Karen Shane June 13, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    You scared me there for a minute. Thank goodness I eat (dairy free) Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt (plain) with my blueberries! Whole Foods sells a 32 oz. bag of organic frozen blueberries for $8.99. Thanks for the info!

  • Reply Alfredo Gonzalez June 13, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Can you do a video on cocaine?????

  • Reply empty_01 June 13, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    0:51 love it when he says "but you don't know for sure… until you PUT IT TO THE TEST" as always 😀

  • Reply KungFuChess June 13, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Blueberries fermented in milk kefir.. mmmm good

  • Reply Buddy Bradley June 13, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Blueberries are for the upper middle class here. Really expensive :(. Goverment allows for exportation so they export most of the production and the price rises for our local population…

  • Reply Blue Bell June 13, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful video. I will share a screenshot of this diagram at 4:30 showing the antioxidant capacity of blood with friends and family who always try to eat more fruit and veggies but use dairy (same goes for eggs and meat) in the same meal.

  • Reply Blue Bell June 13, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Can anybody tell me where i can find the results of the diagram in 4:30? In the shown paper of 2009 i couldn't find the numbers or graphs. Was it a subsequent study or in the additional info? Thank you 🙂
    or maybe I'm just blind – not enough antioxidants…

  • Reply dcgfhgjnzgfnjcbgn June 13, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    What about plant milk?

  • Reply golfbrah June 13, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Why are melatonin supplements dangerous!?

  • Reply changingears June 13, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    how about the effects of plant milks and yogurts on blueberries. has anyone done a study on those?

  • Reply Su Su June 13, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    Could you do a video on acid reflux please? 😀

  • Reply Tamara Rogers June 13, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    If its the fat then what might my flax seed blueberry smoothie be doing!?

  • Reply U WUT M8? June 13, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    What about milk and coffee?

  • Reply Popeye Gordon June 13, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Wild blueberries have twice the antioxidants as the larger domestic versions, even when grown on wild blueberry farms. And you can retain 25% more of the antioxidants by thawing them fast in a microwave. Studies have repeatedly proven that berries thawed slowly on the counter lose more nutrients.

  • Reply Stuart Wright June 13, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    I always knew I wasn't a baby cow.

  • Reply Mind of Zyzz June 13, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Can you make a video on blackberries?

  • Reply justgivemethetruth June 13, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    What does it mean to have an 8% reduction IN RISK of hypertension? Don't you either have it or you don't? Is this some fun with math or something real?

  • Reply justgivemethetruth June 13, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    I guess ice cream is not good either? Too bad.

  • Reply gggrow June 13, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    This means the benefits could be blocked by any fat in the same meal. We just dont know, no studies.

  • Reply Daniel Matthews June 13, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    So browsing on small fruits and berries throughout the day may be the optimal way to consume them?

  • Reply Deslie A Ellis June 14, 2018 at 12:40 am

    What about if you eat berries with a non milk product or cashew pear cream?

  • Reply SuperOTAKO June 14, 2018 at 12:59 am

    This channel good for losing your appetite for everything .

  • Reply C Dawg June 14, 2018 at 3:17 am


  • Reply Bennet Gaochen June 14, 2018 at 3:44 am

    thanks for this video! great to know! I wonder how long i should wait to eat dairy after eating berries

  • Reply ludianna1 June 14, 2018 at 6:10 am

    Holly cow!! 🙂
    Dr Greger, do you think the results would have changed if the milk came from a happy cow from a small farm where they hardly ever use antibiotics and cows are fed only with hay & grass, & other greens, & feed that has no animal derived components? Hard to find but perhaps possible?? I'm not a vegan and still trying to fight for a fair trial for milk and dairy.
    I come from a small farm in Poland on which we never used commercial feed & grew our own greens etc.
    Looking forward to your reply.

  • Reply Cathie Y June 14, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Amazing information, as always. Thank you.

  • Reply NICK COIN June 14, 2018 at 8:19 am

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  • Reply Adarsh J Hiremat June 14, 2018 at 8:47 am

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  • Reply The Artificial Society June 14, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Gregor cant stop himself promoting fruit. The conclusion was that there wasn’t much effect so he tries to salvage the story with a blame something argument. Fruit is a source of sugary energy that is ok as part of a the dietary picture but its no miracle. To be healthy you have to eat simple basic foods, exercise, socialize. Dont eat the rich toxic foods or overindulge on sugary, fatty goods. Fruit and nuts are examples of foods where a little is good or ok but a bunch starts to cross the line into indulgence and expensive too. Stop looking for miracles because you wont find them.

  • Reply Lefty McManus June 14, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Blueberries, Spinach, Arugula, and Beets…..should be a winner, right Doc?

  • Reply Joseph1NJ June 14, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Yogurt May Help Those With Hypertension

  • Reply Raja Shahja June 14, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    stop misleading people sicko

  • Reply Jessie June 14, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    What about mixing blueberries with plant milk?

  • Reply Dr. Rizwan Bukhari June 14, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    This was excellent information. I was not aware that milk had such effect. Fortunately I no longer consume animal products.

  • Reply Konsu Kun June 14, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    I'm so lucky, I have two blueberry bushes in front of my house and I've picked almost a pound everyday since this week began.

  • Reply Not Rappaport June 15, 2018 at 9:46 am

    It would be interesting to see a study compare the effects of blueberries eaten with dairy yogurt and those eaten with soy yogurt, cashewmilk yogurt, etc.

  • Reply LR Hurst June 15, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Dr. Greyer, you know what all the vegans are thinking? Is it the same for nut milks or soy milk/ yogurt? I would think that the fat in those products might be the culprit for the stunting of absorption. I know there will be no studies for this but could you hypothesize an answer?

  • Reply Ivan B June 15, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Amazing content thank you!

  • Reply Alex Moody June 15, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Would eat blueberries with Soy milk have a negative effect?

  • Reply D'Anna C June 16, 2018 at 1:57 am

    Coconut yogurt, almond yogurt should work.
    Another victory for cows.

  • Reply Amanda Mate June 16, 2018 at 9:52 am

    which videos should somebody watch from Dr. Gregger if he already developed high blood pressure?

  • Reply Negator June 18, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    For anyone curious, it's unreasonable to assume that this research is extensible to plant milks. Not only are animal milks and plant milks very different, not least because plant "milks" really are just infusions and plant extractions mixed with thickening agents and fortification, but this research specifically pertains to the proteins in dairy milk (presumably casein and the rest) and dairy fats. When it comes to foods which do not contain such dairy sources, I do not see how any of this would be relevant.

  • Reply Wayne Fergerstrom June 19, 2018 at 1:41 am

    This is brilliant. Thank you!

  • Reply Mariela Zavala June 19, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Hello ! Would someone please help me ?
    I've been dealing with hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating) since I became vegan, mostly plant based, taht was about a year and half ago; but these last 6 months have been the worst and most notable.
    At that time I also stop using conventional deodorants because I read about alluminiums and parabhens so instead I was using natural deodorants like alum.
    I already went with two dermatologists but none of them worked.
    My last doctor was a great homeopath, but he told me that I'm having a body detox process after all these radical changes (eating habits). That I must just let my body detox itself.
    But I'm still worried, how long it's gonna take ? it is really embarrasing, and stressing. I continue sweating at the least effort, even now when I'm stressed I start sweating and sweating…. Has anyone has been through something similar ? Do you found any kind of cure?
    Thanks !!

  • Reply StarFlower99654 June 20, 2018 at 12:03 am

    I guess animal fat clogs up all sorts of things in the body.

  • Reply agri k June 21, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Just dairy fats inhibit the absorption or would healthy fats like Avocado do too?

  • Reply Andrew Coz June 23, 2018 at 1:55 am

    Dr. Greger, thank you very much for the video. I was wondering whether an almond milk yogurt, a soy milk yogurt or any other plan-based milk yogurt is okay. My son loves yogurt and if I put fruits in it he will eat them, but not separately. Also, what do you think about dried blueberries? My son really likes them, much more than the raw blueberries, but even all natural dried blueberries that I can get here in China, have sugar and also sunflower oil in them. Are they safe for toddlers or maybe there is a recommendation about a safe amount of dried blueberries containing sugars and oil?

  • Reply Steve Kim June 23, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Damn you casein. Why can't the blueberry industry get government subsidies instead of the dairy industries?

  • Reply KRiSAMORAx July 15, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Does the nutrient blocking effect take effect with almond milk as well or other types of non dairy milk?

  • Reply Troy S October 7, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    FYI: most of the protein in dairy is heavily-bound to its fat!

  • Reply Troy S October 7, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    What about plant-based milks/yoghurts?? 😰

  • Reply SpazzyMcGee1337 November 18, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Is Greek yogurt fine?

  • Reply Charlie ZzZ January 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Would Blueberries with Almond milk be ok?

  • Reply Barefoot Prof January 26, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    But but plant based yogurt is ok, right?

  • Reply Zayn Umar January 29, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Hey , I understand your scientific claims. fully reasonable. ! But u ruined the fun man ! 🙁

  • Reply Larry Barry June 26, 2019 at 3:34 am

    i eat Blueberries with water my blood pressure has dropped about 12 points top number and 10 bottom over 2 weeks just 1 cup a day

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