Mind and Bodies in the Mercury – fourth installment

With the fourth installment of the Mind and Bodies series, we felt the time was ripe to bring you the latest fruit-based research. Hayley Millard interviewed Plant Agriculture professor Gopi Paliyath about how he is using Ontario strawberries, blueberries and cherries to create neutraceuticals, or nutritional food products.

These berries are known to contain antioxidants known as anthocyanins, which have been proven to control tumor growth and inflammation. Better yet, these berries in neutraceutical form could help to treat and prevent chronic diseases more effectively than typical pharmaceuticals.

If you wish to read more, dear readers, troop on over to the Guelph Mercury’s website to read the full-text article. Believe us, a daily dose of SPARK keeps your brain up to snuff. Or at the very least, it provides an enlightening diversion!

Be sure to stay tuned for tomorrow’s installment!


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