Chokeberry Extract Regulates Weight Gain, Blood Glucose, and Inflammation in Rats
What makes the humble chokeberry so healthful? Scientists think the answer lies in their unusually high levels of substances called anthocyanins (from the Greek anthos + kyanos meaning dark blue). These health-promoting effects may be due to the potent anti-inflammatory properties of anthocyanins, as uncontrolled inflammation is now universally recognized as a common thread in many of our most prevalent and deadly diseases. In addition, certain anthocyanins — including those found in chokeberry — have also been shown to improve blood sugar and the function of insulin.