Benefits of Blueberries for Blood Pressure May Be Blocked by Yogurt

Benefits of Blueberries for Blood Pressure May Be Blocked by Yogurt

Researchers try to tease out what’s in dairy that interferes with the health benefits of berries and tea.

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  1. Ivan B on August 15, 2022 at 5:21 am

    Amazing content thank you!

  2. Jeremy Barlow on August 15, 2022 at 5:28 am

    The next question for the plant based community is what effect if any does an Almondmilk, soymilk, or coconut milk based yogurt alternative have if any when taken in connection with blueberries. I mean do the probiotic effects of a yogurt alternative stop the blueberry benefits or is it specifically an animal related dairy problem?🤔

  3. water melon on August 15, 2022 at 5:30 am

    Is this really specific to dairy though? caesein slows down digestion and so does fat. blueberries eaten with water is similar to eating it with nothing, hence fastest absorption. And absorption may be competing with other nutrients as well. I’d say the best way to actually confirm this is to do a study with foods that have similar macronutrients and calories to make it a valid study of milk specifically. For example, say peanut butter with blueberries vs milk with blueberries

  4. Amanda Mate on August 15, 2022 at 5:30 am

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

  5. gggrow on August 15, 2022 at 5:31 am

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

  6. Mind of Zyzz on August 15, 2022 at 5:31 am

    Can you make a video on blackberries?

  7. John Does on August 15, 2022 at 5:32 am

    Dr. Greger,
    You are a universal treasure.

  8. Stuart Wright on August 15, 2022 at 5:32 am

    I always knew I wasn’t a baby cow.

  9. AheadoftheHerd on August 15, 2022 at 5:33 am

    Dairy is disgusting!

  10. mootsmanuva on August 15, 2022 at 5:35 am

    Would Blueberries with Almond milk be ok?

  11. SuperOTAKO on August 15, 2022 at 5:37 am

    This channel good for losing your appetite for everything .

  12. Hassan V on August 15, 2022 at 5:37 am

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

  13. alittA X on August 15, 2022 at 5:37 am

    Does using greek yoghurt have the same negative effect?

  14. Deslie A Ellis on August 15, 2022 at 5:40 am

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

  15. Cinnamon The Husky on August 15, 2022 at 5:41 am

    I am vegetarian and cut way back on dairy but still use a whey protein isolate in my smoothies because I can’t find a plant based one that doesn’t cause issues. Is there a study that shows if whey protein isolate also inhibited absorption?

  16. Bennet Gaochen on August 15, 2022 at 5:42 am

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

  17. Barefoot Prof on August 15, 2022 at 5:42 am

    But but plant based yogurt is ok, right?

  18. Jessie on August 15, 2022 at 5:42 am

    What about mixing blueberries with plant milk?

  19. Wayne Fergerstrom on August 15, 2022 at 5:46 am

    This is brilliant. Thank you!

  20. D'Anna C on August 15, 2022 at 5:51 am

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

  21. Healthy Lifestyle Solutions on August 15, 2022 at 5:55 am

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

  22. Joseph1NJ on August 15, 2022 at 5:55 am

  23. King Tut on August 15, 2022 at 5:56 am

    Equating "yogurt and milk" to "yogurt [OR] milk" is not good science. If your data says "and," then stick to that.

  24. Michael Janavel on August 15, 2022 at 5:56 am

    Dr Greger on the case(in).

  25. justgivemethetruth on August 15, 2022 at 5:57 am

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

  26. Andrew Coz on August 15, 2022 at 5:58 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?

  27. Not Rappaport on August 15, 2022 at 5:58 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.

  28. Zayn Umar on August 15, 2022 at 5:59 am

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

  29. Cathie Y on August 15, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Amazing information, as always. Thank you.

  30. Adipose Rex on August 15, 2022 at 6:02 am

    I adore fresh blueberries. I eat them every day.

  31. ccmkoho on August 15, 2022 at 6:02 am

    I’d be interested in understanding what protein component of milk. Casein or whey or both.

  32. AheadoftheHerd on August 15, 2022 at 6:03 am

    What about coconut yogurt?

  33. StarFlower99654 on August 15, 2022 at 6:03 am

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

  34. The Artificial Society on August 15, 2022 at 6:05 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.

  35. Tehstool on August 15, 2022 at 6:05 am

    I feel like this negative point of milk isn’t talked about anymore. There hasn’t been a study absolving milk of this detrimental effect, has it? Like maybe after the 6 hours the antioxidants start spiking again because casein takes forever to digest. I just want to know the truth.

  36. Raja Shahja on August 15, 2022 at 6:06 am

    stop misleading people sicko

  37. ludianna1 on August 15, 2022 at 6:06 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.

  38. LR Hurst on August 15, 2022 at 6:07 am

    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?

  39. Alex Moody on August 15, 2022 at 6:08 am

    Would eat blueberries with Soy milk have a negative effect?

  40. SpazzyMcGee1337 on August 15, 2022 at 6:09 am

    Is Greek yogurt fine?

  41. Nikki B on August 15, 2022 at 6:09 am

    Not me literally here eating strawberries and raspberries with Greek yogurt and thinking it was healthy lol 😭

  42. Konsu Kun on August 15, 2022 at 6:10 am

    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.

  43. Negator on August 15, 2022 at 6:11 am

    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.

  44. Daniel Matthews on August 15, 2022 at 6:15 am

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

  45. C Dawg on August 15, 2022 at 6:15 am


  46. Millie on August 15, 2022 at 6:16 am

    what about soy yoghurt???

  47. justgivemethetruth on August 15, 2022 at 6:17 am

    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?

  48. Steve Kim on August 15, 2022 at 6:17 am

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

  49. Robert Lombard on August 15, 2022 at 6:18 am

    I wonder if goat milk yogurt has the same effect as cows milk

  50. KRiSAMORAx on August 15, 2022 at 6:19 am

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